For the first show in its sold-out two-night stand at the Mann on Tuesday, Phish and its devoted audience checked off the rituals that America's prog-rocking jam band par excellence and its fans have shared since 1983.
Lengthy show: check. It clocked in at three hours-plus (starting late because of weather).
Thousands of glow sticks raining down on the front rows: check. During the aggressive boogie of "Tweezer," the sky was a blur of neon.
Trey Anastasio's dad and stepmother, Ernest and Geneva, in attendance: check. "I taught him everything he knows," Ernest joked with me.
Elongated songs: check. The windingly complex, occasionally Zappa-esque "Fuego" - the title track from the band's new album - lasted 26 minutes.