Best dancer at Lollapalooza?

Below is a video taken at Lollapalooza 2009 in Chicago.  Features some of the crowd grooving to the beats at Lollapalooza.  The 2010 version of Lollapalooza will take place at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois from August 6th to 8th.  Buy 2010 Lollapalooza tickets here.

What conference is your college playing in now?

After a couple of weeks of wild rumors, speculation and a few teams changing conference – it appears now that most of the 2010 conference realignment is done.  The question now is where is your favorite school playing?  The answer is that your school is likely to be playing in the same conference they were a month ago, unless you are a fan of  Boise State, Colorado or Nebraska.  Those three schools were the only significant movers during all of this conference realignment drama.  Below is the breakdown of how the affected conferences will look in the future:

Big 10 Conference (Future)
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Ohio State
Penn State
Purdue
Wisconsin

Big 12 Conference (Future)
Baylor
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Missouri
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech

Pac 10 Conference (Future)
Arizona
Arizona State
California – Berkeley
Colorado
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
UCLA
USC
Washington
Washington State

Mountain West Conference (Future)
Air Force
Boise State
BYU
Colorado State
New Mexico
San Diego State
TCU
UNLV
Utah
Wyoming

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2010 Austin City Limits Festival lineup

The 2010 ACL Festival lineup was released today, below are the bands scheduled to perform:

2010 ACL Festival lineup:
The Eagles
Muse
Phish
The Strokes
M.I.A.
Flaming Lips
Spoon
Vampire Weekend
Norah Jones
Band of Horses
Sonic Youth
Robert Earl Keen
Pat Green
The Black Keys
Blues Traveler
Pete Yorn
Amos Lee
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Switchfoot
Asleep at the Wheel
Band of Heathens
The Verve Pipe
And many, many more.  ACL Festival will take place at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas from October 8-10, 2010.

TicketCity welcomes Ricardo Sanchez!

This week we welcomed a great new member to our TicketCity team, Ricardo Sanchez.  Ricardo is joining TicketCity as our new Senior .NET Software Engineer.  Ricardo is an accomplished developer who has had numerous articles published and is a member of INETA and LISTA.  Ricardo has been in Central Texas the last few years after moving here from Minnesota.

Welcome aboard, Ricardo!

If you are interesting in joining our team at TicketCity, please visit the Careers page on our website.  We post new openings on our website throughout the year.  TicketCity was founded in 1990 and is one of the top ticket companies in the World.  We offer competitive salary and benefits package, along with an array of unique perks that come from working in our industry.  TicketCity has a staff of 35+ employees, in Austin, Texas, who work together to provide the best service and expert recommendations for our clients. Most importantly we respect and reward the people who work at TicketCity, which is why we have been honored multiple times by the Austin Business Journal with their Best Places to Work in Austin award.

England a long shot to host 2018 World Cup?

The 2010 World Cup kicks on June 11, 2010 in South Africa. And even though that tournament has not yet started plans are already being made around which cities will host future World Cup tournaments.  The 2014 World Cup has already been awarded to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Now soccer’s governing body, FIFA, is planning for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cup.

FIFA has indicated that the 2018 World Cup will likely be hosted by a European country.  The early favorite to host the 2018 World Cup might be Russia, which impressed FIFA head Sepp Blatter when he visited the country recently. Other European countries in the running include; England, a combined bid by Spain & Portugal, and a combined bid by the Netherlands & Belgium.

One would assume that England would be one of the strongest candidates for the 2018 World Cup since they already have much of the infrastructure necessary to host such a large event.  But FIFA’s Blatter said “not sure” that England would be able to secure a win to host the tournament.  Which makes it sound like no matter how good England might look on paper, there could be other factors that prevent them from securing the right to host the 2018 World Cup. 

That said, anything can happen in these situations.  Many thought Chicago was the favorite to host the 2014 Olympics and IOC selected Rio de Janeiro instead.  So at this point England is still in the running, but it sounds like they’ll need to win over FIFA if they are going to host the 2018 World Cup.