The Week in TicketCity Search – October 7th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 3rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Texas Longhorns Football
2 - Georgia Tech Football
3 2 Taylor Swift
4 6 Adele
5 1 Dallas Cowboys
6 8 Justin Bieber
7 - LSU Football
8 5 Mississippi State Football
9 - Texas Tech Football
10 - Texas Rangers

My prediction about Taylor Swift’s chart success hit a snag. A “small” one: Texas-OU Weekend. The Red River (totally not a) Shootout goes down at the Cotton Bowl tomorrow. TicketCity will have a team up in Dallas for any exceedingly cautious fans who made the decision to go at the very last of minutes.

Dedicated football and Taylor Swift fans can have quite the day in the greater Dallas metro area, as her big concert at Dallas Cowboys Stadium is also Saturday evening.

Rounding out the top 5 are the Cowboys, who drop from the top spot last week.

The bottom five finds a few more college football teams, some of them making their first appearance on the countdown this season.

Way down at the bottom we find the Texas Rangers, who just clenched an appearance in the ALCS. The Rangers made it all the way to the World Series last year, but lost to the SF Giants. I’m sure they plan to change that this year.

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.

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 – July 15th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Justin Bieber
2 7 ACL Fest
3 4 Katy Perry
4 3 Davis Cup
5 2 Taylor Swift
6 5 Selena Gomez
7 10 Adele
8 - Jason Aldean
9 - Phillies
10 - LSU Football

Interesting results this week. Looks like last weekend’s Davis Cup had enough enough searches to keep it on the board from Saturday and Sunday alone. ACL surged as we’re nearing the middle of summer and thoughts may be turning to plans for Fall. Well, what passes for Fall around here, at least. ACL is in mid-September this year, so that’s not even technically Fall, just the very end of summer.

Katy Perry jumped a spot to number three, leap frogging last week’s second and third entries. Taylor Swift still ended the week at a respectable number five, while the more recently minted pop star Miss Gomez also fell a spot to number six. Adele made big gains this week as her return to touring nears.

All this week’s new entries are neatly packaged at the end; a nice change from the usual “appearing out of nowhere” and “rushing right to the top.” First off is semi-regular Jason Aldean, who is on tour in support of his recent album My Kinda Party, and had some crossover success with his latest single “Dirt Road Anthem.” Team sports make an uncharacteristic appearance on the summer countdown, with the Phillies making the chart at number nine, and some early shoppers for college football season looking to snag some LSU football tix.

The Week in TicketCity Search – September 10th

You may not have noticed, but I didn’t post this last Friday. So today we have two lists. Exciting, I know, so let’s dive right in.

Football season gets into full swing with both regular season NFL and NCAA games. That means our usual concert heavy list has been taken over by large men with shoulder pads. If this was the 80′s, then most of the female concert performers would at least have those in common with the football players. For two weeks in a row our local football team has topped the list, dethroning the esteemed Mr. Bieber. Yes, he may have 3% of Twitter’s entire network capacity devoted to him, but even he can’t stay on top in the first month of football season.

Still ongoing, the US Open mills about in the middle of the list. While the Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL team with enough juice to make and remain on the list in the midst of high levels of college football interest. Of the college football teams that find favor, no surprise that schools from the SEC and Big 12 are heavily represented.

The concert performers that mange to fill in the cracks between football teams have been bouncing around quite a bit the past few weeks. Last week, Eminem managed to find a spot in the lower 5, while this week 3 bands that constantly warp in and out of the list appear once more, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and Rush.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 1 Texas Football
2 4 Justin Bieber
3 8 Dallas Cowboys
4 6 Alabama Football
5 - Dave Matthews Band
6 5 US Open
7 2 LSU Football
8 - Phish
9 - Mississippi State Football
10 - Rush

Sept 3rd List

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 6 Texas Football
2 - LSU Football
3 5 Jersey Boys
4 1 Justin Bieber
5 10 US Open
6 - Alabama Football
7 - Texas A&M Football
8 - Dallas Cowboys
9 - Eminem
10 - Daniel Tosh