The moment was clearly not lost on them, however. And they all acknowledged it in their own ways. Before performing 'Wham City,' an ode to the arts collective he helped found, Deacon thanked anyone who has ever booked a show, whether in their own house or at a small club, for making his own career in music possible. Later, acknowledging Believe in Music's work, he talked about the importance of music in classrooms and finding the ability to express yourself. And perhaps most important, there was a moment when he had the crowd join hands and asked them to think about the people important to them and those they may not think about, such as the homeless or those killed by people of authority.