I had my first Cirque du Soleil experience when I was in college. My girlfriend bought us tickets for my birthday, and I had no idea what it was. At the time, it was still a relatively small event on the Santa Monica Pier in Southern California. I was amazed. Since then, I've gotten tickets whenever a new show comes to town.
The Vampire Circus was reminiscent of the Cirque du Soleil of old. Yes, I had VIP tickets and was right up front, but all the seats were good. The actors and acrobats took my breath away, but yet it was still intimate instead of overly staged.
The Vampire Circus was in the Megapolis Convention Center, a more intimate convention center than the big Atlapa Convention Center at the edge of the city. This one is in the beating heart of Balboa Avenue, where the city meets the sea.
I am always amazed when people ask me what I do for hobbies or entertainment in Panama. I literally do the same things I did in Dallas... I go out to dinner, I go to live theater and music events, I read books, I cook, I drink wine and go to wine tasting events. Plus, I get to walk the beach, kayak in the ocean, and learn Spanish.
If you're afraid you'll be bored in Panama, think again! And when the Vampire Circus comes to down next year, indulge in the VIP tickets. You'll be glad you did.