The Week in TicketCity Search – The Gold Cup Runneth… Around… On Fields

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July 15th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Beyoncé
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 4 Luke Bryan
5 - CONCACAF Gold Cup
6 5 Taylor Swift
7 - Bruno Mars
8 6 Lil Wayne
9 - WWE
10 7 Justin Timberlake

Some musical chairs this week at the top. 1D keeps the streak going, but the Biebs and Beyoncé trade places as Mrs. Carter’s Tour keeps going strong. Luke Bryan wisely stays out of it, content to hold down the number four spot, while the week’s biggest wild card drops in on the fifth spot.

The western hemisphere’s entry in the category of longest pro sports league acronym, CONCACAF, is nearing the culmination of is biennial Gold Cup championship. The Spanish-speaking of its many fans may know it as the Copa de Oro. The final is booked at Soldier Field in Chicago on the 28th, ample time to get tickets for the big show.

The Gold Cup’s sudden success did delay Taylor Swift’s charge for the top. She’s joined by someone also familiar with the neighborhood and looking for a comeback, Bruno Mars. Lil Wayne’s momentum stalled and he drops two spots, landing just above the wrestling ring. The WWE usually pops in this time of year in the run up to the Summerslam PPV.

Here is Bruno in his latest video, providing flashbacks to the sort of video effects I probably thought were cool in the early 80s.

Oh, and don’t forget to comment on how I’m wrong about CONCACAF being the longest pro sports league acronym in the western hemisphere. This is the internet, after all.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Phishing for Better Rankings

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July 8th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 4 Beyoncé
4 7 Luke Bryan
5 - Taylor Swift
6 - Lil Wayne
7 - Justin Timberlake
8 - Phish
9 - Dallas Cowboys
10 - John Mayer

Reunion of sorts in the top five, with 1D, Bieber, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift all back. Swift has been out of play recently, but there is certainly no shortage of concert dates left in the Red Tour. It won’t wrap up until the end of the September.

The bottom five is a mix of returning favorites, starting with Lily Wayne. Wayne is headlining the America’s Most Wanted tour, with TI and, date depending, either 2 Chainz or Tyga. The tour lasts through the end of August.

Phish is back once more. They too will be busy until the end of August, playing multi-day mini-festivals at amphitheaters and pavilions around the US.

The week’s one sporting event is the Cowboys. The NFL preseason is just a few weeks away and excitement builds steadily. College is right behind. Noticed a few of the usual college suspects making their way up towards the top 10 this week.

I sense it’s probably not the greatest idea to go with a Lil Wayne vid, and no one has time to make it through an hour and half Phish jam, so I’ll use this space to welcome back Jon Mayer to the countdown with a video of him providing tips on how to look like Carlos Santana.

The Week in TicketCity Search – July 29th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Adele
2 5 Katy Perry
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 4 Jason Aldean
5 - Dallas Cowboys
6 3 Taylor Swift
7 - Lil Wayne
8 6 Selena Gomez
9 - Notre Dame Football
10 - Mississippi State Football

Adele hangs onto the top spot this week. She leads off a countdown that sees a little more variety returning. Coming in second is Katy Perry, who surged to the #2 spot after a few weeks in the middle of the countdown. Katy’s California Dreams Tour continues throughout summer and on into fall and winter. It will be interesting to see if she can hang on once we get closer to football season. By the end of August, concert performers have lot more competition on the top 10.

I’m probably not breaking the news that the NFL season is back on as of… last Monday. That was reflected in the countdown this week as “America’s Team” enters at #5. While the Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL team to make it this week, there is more football to be found in the bottom half of the list.

College football makes another appearance after a brief peak from LSU back on the 15th. Fans of the storied Notre Dame football legacy are eager to see how they fare this season. The SEC’s Mississippi State Bulldogs round out the list. With the NFL back, college football will once again share the stage this season as they have most every year. While it may have been interesting to see what emerged from a college football-only season, there’s a lot of people very relieved it’s business as usual, us included.

The Week in TicketCity Search – April 15th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Davis Cup
2 3 Justin Bieber
3 6 Adele
4 5 Lil Wayne
5 - Kings of Leon
6 8 Taylor Swift
7 - Mumford & Sons
8 - Kenny Chesney
9 - Tim McGraw
10 9 Kentucky Derby

Davis Cup stays on top again this week. Will be interesting to see what kind of staying power this event has, since it won’t happen until July. Someone who has demonstrated some staying power so far, the esteemed Mr. Bieber, returns to the #2 spot recently vacated by the Frozen Four. He’s followed by Adele, who has climbed the chart in the recent weeks, and Lil Wayne, who has been a fixture in the top 5 recently. Rounding things out are the Kings of Leon, who have been around but lacking the consistency of their fellow top 5 entries.

Taylor Swift is unable to make it back to the top 5, ending up at #6 this week. She’s followed by new entry Mumford & Sons. The English folk rock band recently achieved success in the states with Grammy-nominated hit “Little Lion Man” and is touring in spring and summer in the US this year. Their current album, Sigh No More, is certified Platinum and they are currently writing songs for a follow-up.

Country stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw both return to the bottom 5 this week, providing a very country / folk feel to things. The Derby finishes last, which is a respectable showing here, but not something those 3-year-old thoroughbred horses should be striving for.

The Week in TicketCity Search – April 8th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 - Davis Cup
2 1 Frozen Four
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 3 Lady Gaga
5 4 Lil Wayne
6 10 Adele
7 - Selena Gomez
8 - Taylor Swift
9 - Kentucky Derby
10 - Kentucky Oaks

Interesting combination of same and different this week. First up, the top four from last week take one step down in order to make room for the Davis Cup. The Davis Cup is, of course, only the biggest international men’s tennis championship today, and 2011 is the 100th edition. The entire tournament is played in rounds that start in March and don’t end until December. One set of Quarterfinals will be held in July at the Frank Erwin Center, featuring the US team taking on Spain. This likely will become a bit of a hot ticket for Austin as its debut on the countdown suggests.

As alluded previously, the rest of the top 5 is the same as last week, with the Frozen Four now at #2 and Lil Wayne at #5. Adele pops back from the bottom of last week’s countdown to take the #6 spot, leading the way for some returning favorites and a new entry.

That new entry is Selena Gomez, who, while she has a recording career of her own, is probably better known at the moment as the girlfriend of the #3 entry on the countdown. Amusingly her Wikipedia article currently omits this fact, and I doubt this blog will be considered a “reliable source.” Granted I’m making a huge assumption that it will still be true by the time I press the “publish” button on this post. Her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene have a new, as-yet-unamed album coming out in June and are touring in support of it.

Rounding out the list we see Taylor Swift return after a few week’s absence, and the big racing weekend at Churchill Downs finishes things off.