The Week in TicketCity Search – Resuming Our Previous Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 24th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 One Direction
2 1 Mississippi State Football
3 3 Justin Bieber
4 4 Longhorns Football
5 - W Virginia Mountaineers
6 5 ACL Fest
7 - Lady Gaga
8 8 Dallas Cowboys
9 - Ryder Cup
10 - Aerosmith

Fear not football fans, the season is still young, but its effects on the countdown have subsided once more. We’ll see a blow out once more when bowl season rolls around. For now, we’re back to the usual course of concert domination, headlined by our friends in One Direction. The Bulldogs try to break up the fight between Bieber and 1D by sliding down to the second spot.

The Mountaineers return to the countdown this week to round out the top five. They’d put in a previous appearance some weeks back but haven’t been seen since. More churn in college football this season than in previous season, or at least it seems that way.

The ACL Fest starts off the bottom five, where we find some familiar faces. The first of whom is Gaga herself, after quite the long absence. The Born This Way Ball Tour is well underway, though it won’t reach North American shores until early 2013. In the meantime Gaga continues to crisscross Europe and South America while wondering why the number twenty-five is such a big deal.

One returning sporting event makes a late breaking appearance. The Ryder Cup wraps up this weekend at the Medinah Country Club. Will Team USA bring home the win against the Europeans? You can still get tickets to the championship to find out in person.

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 – The Direction Back

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 10th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 7 One Direction
4 3 Dallas Cowboys
5 4 Kevin Hart
6 - Tennessee Football
7 5 Arkansas Football
8 - Justin Bieber
9 - Bruce Springsteen
10 8 Houston Texans

Top 2 remain unchanged yet again this week. A strong run for both teams. As if to remind us they can’t be counted out yet, One Direction boomerangs back to the #3 spot after falling into the bottom five last week. In doing so they kick last week’s entries down a notch. The Cowboys and Kevin Hart both fall one place, rounding out the top five.

Some very familiar faces return this week to the bottom five, though we kick off with a little variety in college football. This week it’s the Volunteers of that other “UT”. The Razorbacks were the victim of One Direction’s return, making room from them in the top five and taking over the #7 spot they vacated. Similar to 1D, the esteemed Mr. Bieber reminds us he, too, may not be counted out just yet, reemerging fairly quickly to assume the #8 spot this week..

Also returning, The Boss appears at #9. Springsteen’s tour has drifted in and out of the top ten ever since it began. Not one to shy away from a heavy touring schedule, his Wrecking Ball Tour continues through at least December, though chances are it may go on even longer. There’s been no shortage of interest in the veteran rocker’s show, and he continues to sell out venues worldwide.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Time Goes in One Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 3rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 5 Dallas Cowboys
4 8 Kevin Hart
5 4 Arkansas Football
6 - Texas A&M Football
7 3 One Direction
8 6 Houston Texans
9 - US Open Tennis
10 - Auburn Football

Football cleans up easily this week. Securing the top 3 spots and 70% of the countdown real estate, it certainly seems things are well underway. Both regular season NFL and college games have officially begun, and our top 2 have officially been unchanged for a month now. Things did wobble a bit this week, as the Cowboy faithful push The Boys to #3.

During a tough week, Kevin Hart turned in an impressive showing to land in the #4 spot, beating even One Direction, who fell to #7. Interestingly, both were at the VMA’s this week, with Hart hosting and 1D performing. The UK boy band took home a few spacemen in the process. One of them commented they’d “grown up watching this show.” Now I feel old, thanks. Hart will be back on the road soon after the VMA gig, starting later this month in Indianapolis.

Staggering in a little late to the party is the US Open, which is quite nearly over. The championships will all be played this weekend, barring weather of the inclement variety. The Open had been ongoing for over a week now, but hadn’t cracked the top 10. News that this would be former Open champion’s Andy Roddick’s final tournament before retiring may have helped boost interest.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Third Place for Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug. 20th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 3 One Direction
4 5 Arkansas Football
5 4 Dallas Cowboys
6 - Houston Texans
7 - New Orleans Saints
8 - Kevin Hart
9 7 Jason Aldean
10 - Oklahoma State Football

Another interesting line-up this week. The top five is almost completely unchanged, with one minor exception. Said exception is the Razorbacks and the Cowboys, who traded spots. The rest of the top 5 remains cozy in the same spots they’ve held for three weeks in a row, yet another rarity.

This week football forces out more concert performers. While I would have lost the bet that One Direction would stay on top the entire season, I would take the bet that they never leave the countdown completely between now and the 2013 tour. Even during bowls. Perhaps just as notable due to absence is the esteemed Mr. Bieber, who slipped pretty far out of the top 10 this week.

Team football brings three new entries in the bottom five, the Texans and Saints of the NFL, and Oklahoma State representing the collegiate side of things. Keeping things interesting we have comedian Kevin Hart, who’s been on tour for a while and looks to keep up the pace all the way through November.