The Week in TicketCity Search – Mrs. Carter Has A Happy Holiday

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Week of
Dec. 16th
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Week
Event
Searched
1 10 Beyoncé
2 9 WWE
3 1 One Direction
4 2 George Strait
5 3 Rose Bowl
6 5 Alamo Bowl
7 - Brooklyn Nets
8 - Billy Joel
9 - Justin Timberlake
10 - Luke Bryan

Bit of a reversal from last week. The bottom are now the top. Beyoncé returns to the rather familiar position atop the countdown she occupied for some time earlier this year, while the WWE’s trek through Texas moves them up to second place. Last week’s top two had to make room, and did so in an orderly fashion, moving to #3 and #4.

The brief post-announcement week where bowls shine inevitably comes to an end. A couple of bowl games hung on this week: the Rose and the Alamo. For what it’s worth (very little), there were a few more bowls hanging around the 11-20 area. We still have tickets to pretty much any bowl you may be interested in, so if you’re waiting until the last-minute, be advised that minute hurtles ever closer…

The Nets remind us that the NBA regular season continues as well. The NBA has a tradition of playing games on Christmas Day, so perhaps the Nets’ home game against the Bulls on the 25th is the reason they shot up in the rankings this week. Other big Christmas Day games include the Thunder at Knicks, Rockets at Spurs, and Heat at Lakers.

After the Bowls pushed a lot of the regulars out last week, they all came rushing back through the door. Joel, Timberlake, and Bryan all return to the countdown. I’m sure even more familiar faces will be visible once the season had ended. Since we’ve got nothing new, it’s back to some old favorites. More Joel, this time the late 80s, socially conscious version:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Direction Bowl

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Week of
Dec. 9th
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Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 George Strait
3 - Rose Bowl
4 - Sugar Bowl
5 - Alamo Bowl
6 - Cotton Bowl
7 - Orange Bowl
8 - Liberty Bowl
9 6 WWE
10 4 Beyoncé

Look at this way college football fans, if you add all the bowls together, they totally beat 5 kids from the UK. Classic case of a split vote keeps One Direction on top, and George Strait in a comfortable second place.

This brings us to the rich, nougaty center of the countdown, the post-bowl announcement frenzy. The Rose Bowl comes out on top, featuring a showdown between Stanford and Michigan State. Up next is the sweetest bowl, Sugar, which will bring Alabama and Oklahoma together. A bit of local seasoning may have given the Alamo and Cotton Bowls their respective places. They’re followed by Ohio State and Clemson in the Orange Bowl and a Rice / Mississippi State match-up in the Liberty Bowl.

Quite a few more Bowls that finished out of the Top 10, of course, including the final BCS Bowl between Florida State and Auburn. The four team playoff era begins next year. It appears there isn’t a lot of nostalgia for the current system, but just wait 20 years for people start saying things like “things were sooo much better back when we had the BCS game!” Okay… maybe not.

Beyoncé holds onto the top 10, possibly with a last second boot from that brand new album that just appeared out of nowhere. It’s a “visual album”, which appears to translate into “there’s videos for pretty much all the songs.” Which begs the question, nobody noticed Beyoncé filming 17 music videos? The only thing on YouTube is 30 second previews, but still the best option I have this week. So, enjoy your preview of a medium that was considered basically a commercial for a song in days past…

The Week in TicketCity Search – Bowls Full of People

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Week of
Dec. 3rd
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Week
Event
Searched
1 3 BCS Bowl
2 - Cotton Bowl
3 2 One Direction
4 - Fiesta Bowl
5 Outback Bowl
6 5 Taylor Swift
7 Alamo Bowl
8 Orange Bowl
9 Sugar Bowl
10 9 Eric Clapton

The bowls certainly arrived this week. Pretty close to a clean sweep of the top 10, though a few tenacious concert performers hung on. On top, not particularly surprising, is the National Championship. The power of the first Fighting Irish national championship game in a long time easily overcame the other challengers. The Cotton Bowl arrives in second place, and 1D drops to #3. I’m sure if there was a Teen Heartthrob Bowl, they would be a shoe-in to win.

The Fiesta and Outback Bowls round out the top five. Noticeable due to its absence, the Rose Bowl is the only BCS match-up that didn’t make the Top 10. Judging by where it ended up on the full list, the Rose Bowl had about the same chance to make the Top 10 as Justin Beiber has to win a Grammy next year.

Taylor Swift leads off the bottom five. She’s been a solid, consistent presence on the countdown despite the fact that her Red Tour doesn’t even start until next spring. We will see if she can hold onto that boy-band-like momentum all the way through. Hanging in for another week, Clapton adds the punctuation to the list. Like Ms Swift, he won’t be on stages until March, but that’s not slowing him down at the moment.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 16th

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Week of
Dec. 12t
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Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Cotton Bowl
2 3 Alamo Bowl
3 - Drake
4 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
5 - Coldplay
6 - Houston Texans
7 - Dallas Mavericks
8 - Miami Heat
9 2 Music City Bowl
10 - Wicked

The reign of bowls came to a quick end this week. Concert performers surged back, rounding out the top five with three hot acts. Both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay haven’t been seen on the countdown for quite a while, though mostly because they haven’t been touring. That’s set to change in 2012, as both bands are hitting the road for tours that are shaping up to be huge sellers.

Starting off the bottom five we have the Houston Texans, who are set to head into uncharted territory: the postseason. The recently minted franchise has come out on top of the AFC South, and will be playing for their first shot a Super Bowl.

The NBA returned recently, but they didn’t make a huge splash on the countdown until this week. Last season’s champions, the Mavericks, appear at #7, followed closely by their championship rivals, the Miami Heat. TicketCity has the updated NBA schedules available for all teams, click here and select your team.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 9th

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Week of
Dec. 5t
h
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Cotton Bowl
2 7 Music City Bowl
3 - Alamo Bowl
4 5 BCS Bowl
5 - Holiday Bowl
6 - Champs Sports Bowl
7 - Orange Bowl
8 - Sugar Bowl
9 - Fiesta Bowl
10 8 Dallas Cowboys

As the list suggests, the college football bowl announcements arrived last Sunday night, just in time to almost completely take over the list. This is probably the most bowls I’ve seen on any list since keeping track. The bowl almost ran the board, but Cowboys fans would not be denied. They clung to the countdown at #10.

Diverse set in the top 5, kicking off with the venerable Cotton Bowl, now in Arlington, followed by the Music City Bowl, one that’s had strong buzz even before the teams were announced. Mississippi State and Wake Forest fans are looking forward to locking up in Nashville. The Alamo Bowl, another “local” favorite, rounds out the top 3, followed by the actual National Championship game at #4.

The bottom five kicks off with the Holiday Bowl. The big BCS bowls cluster down at the bottom of the list, with Orange, Sugar, and Fiesta all grouped together right over the Cowboys. For what it’s worth, the Rose Bowl would have been #12 on the list.

Sill have time to get your bowl tickets. Check out our full bowl list, and give us a call if you have any questions.