The gay crowd seems to be a dying breed among Bassilica’s audience. I was there with some friends recently and at one particular moment while all the okrayan hullabaloo was happening on stage, I noticed how the place has gone the same path as Laffline, Punchline, and similar establishments: the Bassilica crowd has evolved to mostly women and their occasional menfriends. How about the predominantly gay audience of Bassilica?
Thinking about it now, one of the main reasons why I preferred going to Bassilica in the past was its predominantly gay (including pa-mhin gays, bis, discretes, etcetera, etcetaring!) audience with a splattering of really good looking ones who can make every gay’s pantyliner wet. But where are they now? I thought that maybe comedy bars like Bassilica have gone too mainstream that what was once an “alternative” for us PLUs became just everyfolk’s. Perhaps its previous Bassilica-going gay audience gradually realized this and started going elsewhere. And I’m one of those few who was late in realizing it.
Where are they now? I heard of a pretty recent gay hangout called Palawan. One of my friends discouraged me to go, saying “grabe, ang jologs ng place na ‘yun.” Well, I haven’t been there — so I hold off judgment — but it sounds like the new “alternative” hang out place for us PLUs.
Anyone here who’s been to Palawan? Do comment and let us know what can be expected from that place. Or do you have any suggestions for similar hang out places?
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