UT’s Newest Longhorn

Recently, a BYU alum that now resides in Austin contacted TicketCity looking for tickets to the Texas versus BYU game. Since his alma mater was playing in Austin, he wanted to take his son to his first college football game to experience the excitement first-hand.

While our client’s son started off the game cheering for BYU, things quickly changed as the crowd joined in the “Texas Fight” cheer. Check out the video below to see how UT earned its newest longhorn. Looks like our client’s son may not be a second-generation BYU Cougar afterall. Enjoy!

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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 – August 26th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Event
Searched
1 - Virginia Tech Football
2 2 Texas Longhorns Football
3 1 Justin Bieber
4 - Mindless Behavior
5 4 Mississippi State Football
6 - Georgia Football
7 3 Dallas Cowboys
8 - ACL Fest
9 7 Taylor Swift
10 - Texas A&M Football

The Hokies, out of nowhere, take the top spot this week. Fun fact: my dad was a “Hokie.” While I did not follow in his footsteps, it did make getting an acceptance letter from Tech pretty easy. They are followed by one of the usual suspects this time of year, the Longhorns, who hold onto the number #2 spot this week. We find the esteemed Mr. Bieber in the countdown at #3, followed by a newcomer to the countdown who posted a similar “out of nowhere” performance.

Mindless Behavior is a boy band, or so Wikipeida tells me. Doesn’t tell me much more than that. I guess they’re not quite Menudo, NKOTB, or ‘N Sync yet. They have an album, the charmingly titled #1 Girl, and have been the opening act on Janet Jackson’s recent greatest hits tour.

The reminder of the countdown is far more conservative. While the schools change, college football is a constant, as are the Cowboys, as this the point in the season where optimism abounds.

ACL Fest returns to the countdown. The festival kicks off September 16th, so we’re only three weeks away now. Be sure to stay cool out there, as the forecast is for more of the same toasty temps from the past few months. Better than rain, at least.

The Week in TicketCity Search – August 19th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Justin Bieber
2 9 Texas Longhorns Football
3 1 Dallas Cowboys
4 4 Mississippi State Football
5 5 Selena Gomez
6 8 Washington State Football
7 10 Taylor Swift
8 - Jason Aldean
9 6 Adele
10 - Journey

Wow, football fans, I’m a little disappointed in you this week. Bieber ascendant once more while the NFL preseason is under way and we’re less than two weeks from the first college football games. The home town favorites slide in there at #2 and #3, followed by Mississippi State, who is hanging steady at #4, a fate shared by the other concert performer in the top five this week.

Quite a few holdovers from last week. Washington State climbs a couple spots to kick off the lower five. So does Taylor Swift, who tumbled to #10 last week, but has rebounded a few spots this week. She’s followed by Jason Aldean, who took a week or so off the countdown and is now back at a respectable #8. Adele’s slide continues, ending this week almost at the bottom.

Finally, peeking in at #10 is this week’s countdown newcomer, Journey. Hardly a newcomer to touring, Journey is on the road this summer after releasing a new album, Eclipse, back in May. The current tour includes special guests, and fellow classic rock hit makers, Foreigner and Night Ranger. I believe the show will provide an excellent nostalgia rush, and I will not stop doing so.