That makes sense and would account for the lack of mic jostling, although I'm not sure if this has a stage-mic sound. It does sound like he's near a PA....and I don't think Allen would leave a $500 machine unattended! There are accounts of Ginsberg in regard to these shows in various books, etc. This is making me want to review it all. I read somewhere about AG sort of annoying Joan Baez with hints that Bob may have a new song about her, during this time when "Johanna" was a mysterious unrecorded "new" song. Seems like Berkeley should have been recorded. From SF it was certainly easier to get to Berkeley than San Jose. Not that those Beat guys minded a little driving, ha ha.