The Week in TicketCity Search – Return of the Teen Titans

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 17th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Mississippi State Football
2 3 One Direction
3 8 Justin Bieber
4 1 Longhorns Football
5 - ACL Fest
6 - OK State Football
7 - Jason Aldean
8 4 Dallas Cowboys
9 - Alabama Football
10 5 Kevin Hart

Shake-up in the top ten this week as the cracks in football’s grasp on the countdown widen. The Longhorns lose the top spot after a solid run, replaced by Mississippi State, who had been #2 for the majority of that same run. The fight appears to be on one more in the teen pop arena. I’d say I’m having flashbacks to “last summer”, but it’s still that same summer for the next twelve hours.

Rounding out the top five is the ACL Festival, which returns with a few weeks to go before showtime on October 12th. This year’s headliners include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, and Florence + The Machine. There’s a lot more bands there, many of whom I’m sure are hoping to be in 22.2px Verdana at the top of this page someday.

Oklahoma State anchors the bottom five this week, reminding us that football season is still pretty young. They are joined by Alabama. The Crimson Tide is new to the countdown this season, though no stranger to the countdown from seasons past. The SEC usually figures pretty prominently each year.

Jason Aldean peaks in yet again. Aldean has been phasing in and out of the countdown for months now. With football fever subsiding a bit, he may be able to hang around longer now. Kevin Hart falls sharply, but just manages to hang onto the countdown at #10.

The Week in TicketCity Search – It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug. 13th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 3 One Direction
4 - Dallas Cowboys
5 5 Arkansas Football
6 6 Justin Bieber
7 7 Jason Aldean
8 - Bruce Springsteen
9 - Alabama Football
10 8 WWE

Strange week, as over half the countdown hasn’t budged since last week. Probably a first, though I will admit I haven’t exactly been keeping track of that particular stat. My gut is telling me it’s unprecedented, and I’m going with it. This means the ‘Horns and the Bulldogs remain on top, followed by former champ One Direction.

I see now that the boys (from England) are on a bit of a break between tours, so this is no doubt why they’ve cooled off a tad. They are doing a couple shows between now and the the kick-off of the aptly named “2013 Tour” in… 2013. March, 2013, to be specific.

The Boys (from Dallas) return to the countdown this week, forcing a break in our holdovers from last week. They replace Real Madrid, who have finished up their US tour and are safely back in Spain now. Local Real Madrid fans (or anyone who can foot the travel bill) can still pick up from tickets from us for home games at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Another group of countdown attendees content to remain in their place form the rich, nougaty center this week. Returning favorites sneak in below them, as The Boss pops into the #8 slot. Springsteen has been on tour most of the summer and isn’t slowing down for a while. There are many more arenas to be rocked between now and November.

The Crimson Tide made an early impact on the countdown in the run-up to football season but drifted away. They return this week, though just under the wire. The WWE is the only returning entry that changed places, though not in a good way. They drop from #8 to #10. With Summerslam this weekend, they may not be able to hold on next week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 30th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 26th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 6 Dallas Cowboys
2 - Taylor Swift
3 5 Texas Longhorns Football
4 - Virginia Tech Football
5 4 Mississippi State Football
6 9 Adele
7 10 Alabama Football
8 8 Justin Bieber
9 - Oklahoma State Football
10 - Clemson Football

I see by the clock on the wall it is still football season, and the countdown reflects that quite clearly. Back to the top this week are The Boys, who meet the (and this sounds odd) undefeated Detroit Lions this Sunday in a home game up in Arlington. That game is going to be a lot more interesting than it was a few months ago.

After slipping off the countdown last week, Taylor Swift roars back to the #2 spot, an impressive achievement in a football heavy environment. She has something in common with the Dallas Cowboys, too. While they are away, she’ll be borrowing their stadium for a huge show on October 8th.

Lots more college football on the list this week. The also undefeated Longhorns hit the #3 spot, followed by Virginia Tech, who returns strong after a brief absence. Mississippi State rounds out the top five, having lost a spot since last week.

Adele stages a bit of comeback to kick off the bottom five, where we find some more of the usual suspects, as well as a couple more teams that haven’t been on the countdown quite so regularly: Oklahoma State and Clemson. Miss Swift will probably make a strong bid for #1 in the new couple weeks, we’ll see if she makes it.

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 23rd

Week of
Sept 19th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 ACL Fest
2 2 Texas A&M Football
3 - Journey
4 3 Mississippi State Football
5 4 Texas Longhorns Football
6 6 Dallas Cowboys
7 - Georgia Tech Football
8 10 Justin Bieber
9 - Adele
10 8 Alabama Football

ACL hangs onto the top of the list this week, on the strength of last weekend alone. The festival will likely pass out of the countdown next week. Lots of the TicketCity crew attended with rave reviews all around. I have it on good authority there were more than a few members of the team at the #3 event on the countdown this week as well.

Journey’s show last night at the Frank Erwin Center likely caused their surge to the top three this week. Fear not if you missed them, they’ll be hanging around Texas this weekend, playing shows in Dallas and Woodlands.

College football remains the biggest force on the countdown once more this week, though concert performers are creeping back to the top as the fever pitch of the early season dies down a bit. The Cowboys likewise remain steady at #6.

Taylor Swift couldn’t hold on this week, leaving the countdown for the first time in quite a while. She gives up her seat to previous countdown stalwart, Adele, who returns in that #9 spot.

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 16

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 4th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 6 ACL Fest
2 2 Texas A&M Football
3 3 Mississippi State Football
4 1 Texas Longhorns Football
5 5 LSU Football
6 - Dallas Cowboys
7 8 Arkansas Football
8 - Alabama Football
9 9 Taylor Swift
10 - Justin Bieber

Winner this week is no surprise. The 2011 ACL Festival should be getting underway as I type this. Temperature wise it appears it will merely be in the mid 90s, so positively chilly compared to the temperatures Austin has seen for the past few months. Should be quite agreeable by the time headliners like Kanye West, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder, and Arcade Fire hit the big stages in the evening. Still have passes available for anyone who wants to get in.

The reminder of the countdown isn’t all that surprising either, as we find another week of college football goodness. The Aggies are the team of choice this week, as they hang onto the #2 spot. Mississippi State, Texas, and LSU follow after. Texas is the only one of the bunch that moved since last week, having given up the #1 spot to ACL. Before more CFB, the NFL makes an appearance at #6 with the Cowboys.

Arkansas and Alabama provide some more countdown love for the SEC, followed by the other concert performers that managed to hang on. Taylor Swift clings to the #9 spot, and, yes, the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to us this week. He’d been pushed out last week, the first one in quite a while he’d missed, but that wasn’t destined to last long. We will see how long it takes him to get back to the #1 spot.