Tomorrow 11/16/12 is Il Volo’s last concert in South America. The concert will be Figali Convention Center in Panama City, Panama.
Figali Convention Center is an indoor sports arena, in Fort Amador, Panama City, Panama. The capacity of the arena is 10,275.
Built in 2003, as the main venue for the Miss Universe 2003 Pageant, which took place in Panama that year. Since then, it has been used mainly for many concerts and sports events, such as boxing and ice skating. It has a high-class structure and architecture, making it one of the best, if not the best, Convention Centers in Central America. In June 14 2012, American popstar Jennifer Lopez kicked off her first world tour, Dance Again World Tour, at the convention center.
Few cities in Latin America can match the diversity and cosmopolitanism of PANAMA CITY: polyglot and postmodern before its time, its atmosphere is surprisingly more similar to the mighty trading cities of Asia than to anywhere else in the region. The city has always thrived on commerce; its unique position on the world’s trade routes and the economic opportunity this presents has attracted immigrants and businesses from all over the globe. With nearly a third of the country’s population living in the urbanized corridor between Panama City and Colón, the capital’s metropolitan melting pot is a study in contrasts. East and West, ancient and modern, wealth and poverty: they all have a place in Panama City.
Panama City’s layout, too, encompasses some startling incongruities. On a small peninsula at the southwest end of the Bay of Panama stands the old city centre of San Felipe, a breezy jumble of ruins and restored colonial buildings; 4km or so to the northeast rise the shimmering skyscrapers of El Cangrejo, the modern banking and commercial district. West of San Felipe, the former US Canal Zone town of Balboa retains a distinctly North American character, while eastward from El Cangrejo, amid sprawling suburban slums, stand the ruins of Panamá Viejo, the first European city on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Isles of tranquillity far from the frenetic squalor of the city include Isla Taboga, the “Island of Flowers” some 20km off the coast; the islets of the Amador Causeway alongside the Pacific entrance to the canal; and the Parque Nacional Metropolitano, an island of tropical rainforest within the capital. Panama City is also a good base for day-trips to the canal and the Caribbean coast as far as Portobelo.
Twitters, Tweets and Keeks:
Gianluca tweets “Thanks Brazil!! what a wonderful experience! we’ll come back soon!! XOXO” Yesterday “Time flies” and “In Panama”
Piero, this one tweet from Piero says it all, very poignant. He also sends a picture of him and his dad at the airport.
“The person back to me is my Dad! I’m at The airport and I just said bye to my Dad after 3 months that we are together on tour! I can’t explain for I’m feeling right now ;( i miss you already dad but I’m happy cause he’s going back at home t…o see my Mom and Sister and whole my family! He has been and he is the most important person for me and he protects me like nobody else. I’ll see my family in 1 month!!! I love you Dad with all my heart!!! “
Ignazio, “Going to Panama…last show of tour!!!”
Check out Team Il Volo for 2 excellent interviews: “Il Volo, a story of a dream come true” This is a 10 minute video of interviews that took place in Italy with all three “Guys” and their families, the interview is from “Le Lena”, The Boys tweet that it’s an important Italian TV show! The interviews are in Italian, but it gives you a good look at them at home with their families and friends. The other interview is “Il Volo, meet 3 young tenors that are successful world wide” ( we’ll let the tenors thing go for now)
Look at All Things Il Volo for good photos and videos. see the new “Fan Story” from Ruth Rapp!
Mundial had 1 picture among others of the Guys enjoying an evening out in Panama.
The tour will end tomorrow and Il Volo will return to The USA for the LA Tree Lighting Ceremony on 11/17. They, I’m sure, will have more appearances , whether TV or signings, in the next few weeks. Piero says they’ll be home in a month! This tour has been very successful and very long! We are glad they can see the light at the end of the tunnel and be home soon with their families and friends!! We will greatly miss them, but they deserve the rest and comfort of home.
Love and Luck In Panama Il Volo, we’ll see you soon!!