We're already tired of newly officially opened venue The Box, theatre heiress Simon Hammerstein's jewelbox theater down in Freeman Alley. It's going to redemocratize nightlife as we know it and blah, blah, blah! But now Fabian Basabe, last year's Kristian Laliberte, has stepped inside.

This Ground Report about the burlesquey goings-on there this past Saturday night caught our eye with this sentence:

Man-about-town Fabian Basabe dances wildly next to Raven O, the otherworldly Master of Ceremonies responsible for the frenzy.

Oh really? That's not how we heard it, from a tipster:

Fabian Basabe was there too, mostly all over Raven O, but the MC didn't recognize the oil tycoon [Ed: haha, what?] and only tried to evade his claw-like grip and drunken advances. Really, Fabian, at least pretend to be straight-ish.

So it's come to this for married, secretly low-born flitty gadabout Fabian: being mistaken, sort of, for oil heir Brandon Davis. We suppose this counts as a compliment!

Club Row Moves to Chrystie Street [Ground Report]