The Week in TicketCity Search – Always Demand Real Madrid

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July. 30th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 5 Dallas Cowboys
3 4 Justin Bieber
4 3 Longhorns Football
5 - KISS
6 - Arkansas Football
7 9 Coldplay
8 8 Mississippi State Football
9 2 Jason Aldean
10 - Real Madrid

1D remains perched atop the countdown, easily fending off challenges from all quarters. Mostly from the old guard and other “popular” musicians, but this week from America’s Team. The Cowboys surge from #5 this week, but that rush isn’t enough to score the top spot. As with most previous attempts, they fell pretty short of the goal in a performance that may have been worthy of a #1 were they not pitted against the all-encompassing power of five teenage boys from England.

That Bieber guy keeps hanging around for some reason, this week quietly climbing back to #3. College football is well represented this week, with the Longhorns slipping a bit to #4, Arkansas appearing in the #6 spot, and Mississippi State holding steady from last week at #8.

KISS, absent for some time despite touring pretty regularly this summer with Mötley Crüe, shows up in the fifth spot. They are swinging through Texas this weekend, so I’m betting that’s why.

Coldplay climbs to the #7 spot while Jason Aldean tumbles pretty hard from a peak in second to #9. Still not sure what caused Mr. Aldean’s sudden rocket ride (almost) to the top last week, but that ride has ended pretty conclusively. Finally, Real Madrid returns again as their US tour continues through early August. They’ll be back in Spain before the month is out, so get your tickets now.

The Week in TicketCity Search – November 11th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 31st
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Texas Longhorns Football
2 3 Breeders Cup
3 4 Justin Bieber
4 - Phish
5 9 Mississippi State Football
6 7 Dallas Cowboys
7 - Arkansas Football
8 1 Taylor Swift
9 - BCS Bowl
10 - OSU Football

Sliding into November we see football keeps a pretty strong grip on the countdown. The Longhorns return to the top spot that was vacated by Taylor Swift, who took a big tumble down to #8. The Longhorns are followed by the Breeders Cup which showed some strong interest all week. The festivities are today and tomorrow at Churchill Downs.

Phish is back after a longer than usual absence. They are playing a series of shows at Madison Square Garden leading up to New Years Eve.

Mississippi State, who’s remained on the countdown steadily for weeks now, climbs back to the #5 spot, and the Dallas Cowboys pick up a spot to kick off the bottom five. A fresher face, Arkansas, arrives to lend some variety to the proceedings, while the BCS Bowl once again makes an early appearance. We are about 1 month out from the big bowl announcement weekend, though.

Our partners at OSU find their way into the last spot this week, bringing the countdown to a close.

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 9th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept 4th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Texas Longhorns Football
2 2 Texas A&M Football
3 4 Mississippi State Football
4 3 US Open Tennis
5 - LSU Football
6 - ACL Fest
7 8 Oklahoma State Football
8 - Arkansas Football
9 10 Taylor Swift
10 - Auburn Football
Week of
Aug 28th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Texas Longhorns Football
2 - Texas A&M Football
3 - US Open Tennis
4 5 Mississippi State Football
5 3 Justin Bieber
6  - Texas Tech Football
7  - Chris Brown
8  - Oklahoma State Football
9 4 Mindless Behavior
10 9 Taylor Swift

Well, after a little time off, I’ve returned to find college football season has started. Yes, the weeks around the September kick-off are some of the few that find the countdown devoted so completely to sports. Can’t quite squeeze everyone with a microphone out, though. The resilient Miss Swift has held on both weeks, tenaciously clinging to the countdown.

Football isn’t the only sport that’s not only held on, but clung to the top five. That would be the US Open, tennis flavor, ongoing for the past couple weeks up in lovely Flushing, NY. Thanks to some rain outs, there’s still a lot of tennis to see. The tournament will run through next Monday, the 12th.

Another favorite shows up this week, ACL Fest. We’re just a week away from the 2011 festival. Since it seems the local climate remembered it doesn’t have to have three digit temperatures all the time, things are shaping up for a fine few days out at Zilker Park.

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 24th

No surprise ACL remains at the #1 spot, though it seems Phish fans have figured out that it’s better to just search for the festival instead of the band. Rush fans have stepped up as the band is moving through Texas this weekend. After an absence that is due, I’m sure, to the fact that the Monster Ball Tour is now overseas, Lady Gaga returns to the countdown as a date in our own little town is announced.

We won’t forget that it’s still football season, though, as the Longhorns gain a rank and the Razorbacks drop in to the list at #7. Between them we have some fresher concert performers. Usher, who has been on the list in the past, is touring in support of his recent album Versus.

According to my watch, it doesn’t seem to be 1995, but the Smashing Pumpkins are on the countdown at #6. Wikipedia suggests these are not your father’s Pumpkins. No matter, Billy Corgan is still there and he’s part of one of my favorite gags of the Simpsons‘ “Homerpalooza” episode.

Drake climbs a couple spots, over the esteemed Mr. Bieber, whose fortunes have taken a hit again this week. That leaves us with Kings of Leon, who sneak into the #10 slot after a long absence.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 ACL Festival
2 8 Rush
3 - Lady Gaga
4 5 Texas Football
5 - Usher
6 - Smashing Pumpkins
7 - Arkansas Football
8 10 Drake
9 3 Justin Bieber
10 - Kings of Leon

The Week in TicketCity Search – August 27th

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The countdown is certainly seeing a lot of movement over the past month. Another week where only the top 5 sees any survivors from the previous week. In a return to form, concert performers regain all top 3 spots, with Rush bouncing back to #2 and Lady Gaga recovering from her fall to regain the #3 slot. That leaves local favorite the Longhorns to take #4 as the only college team to return from the previous week.

Rounding out the week’s top five is Jersey Boys, in a rare appearance from a Broadway show that isn’t Wicked. Likely this is because a touring production of the show is currently playing in our home town of Austin over at Bass Concert Hall. I’ve helpfully linked our local page in the top 10 list so only Austin Jersey Boys shows will appear. Feel free to take a break from football fever and take in a little of the legitimate theatre.

The Razorbacks lead off the bottom 5, in a light week for college football. Drake appears again, after disappearing the previous week. At this point I’m just wishing Drake fans would develop some consistency. Dave Matthews and his eponymous Band appear at #8, joining Kiss in a block of performers who commonly appear and disappear in the rankings.

Finally, the US Open appears on the radar as we near the first serve of the 2010 tournament, now down a Serena Williams. It’s a long tournament, so ample time to get some choice seats to all the action at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 8 Rush
3 9 Lady Gaga
4 6 Texas Football
5 - Jersey Boys
6 - Arkansas Football
7 - Drake
8 - Dave Matthews Band
9 - Kiss
10 - US Open
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