It was quite a day for a number of music fans in Syracuse, as they got a chance to meet Grammy award-winning vocalist Sam Smith up close and personal. The woman above, Kellee Carroll, works at the Wegmans grocery store on John Glenn Boulevard.

Wegmans Director of Community Relations Evelyn Carter noticed the famous singer walking around the store, walked up and said "Hey, you look like Sam Smith." He said "I am Sam Smith" and the rest is local history. Her pic (below) includes Wegmans manager Dave "Frosty" Kelly.

Credit: Evelyn Carter
Credit: Evelyn Carter

The story behind the story is that Smith, whose hits include "Stay With Me" and "Too Good at Goodbyes," was with his boyfriend Brandon Flynn, who is filming the movie "Looks That Kill" in Syracuse.

Each of the folks at Wegmans had to admit I'm Not the Only One to see Smith. He and Flynn were also spotted at various spots in Destiny USA, including the Apple store.

Now, whenever you hear one of Sam Smith's hits on Lite 98.7, you can think of the great local connection to Central New York.


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