After a nice mother’s day weekend it’s hard not reflect back on life and think about all of those accumulated memories. If you are anything like me, many of my fondest memories were made at a sporting events and even concerts. I will never forget going to my first Chicago Cubs game with my family in 1984, to seeing my first concert with friends (The Offspring and Rancid at the Vic in Chicago in 1994) , or even attending my first music festival (Lollapalooza 1995). Even in a recession (if that is what we are calling it these days) people long to be entertained. So while the economy continues to struggle demand for tickets to concert, sports, and theater event remains as strong as any industry.
A good barometer of ticket demand is, and continues to be, the search data from our site Tickifieds.com. Today, we are breaking down the top 10 ticket searches for the Week starting on Saturday May 5th and ending on Sunday May 13th, 2012.
Top 10 Tickifieds Ticket Searches
The big outdoor music festival that takes place on Gulf Shores Beach continues to be a hot ticket. With a lineup that includes Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Skrillex, Young the Giant and more it’s no surprise.
2. One Direction
The British boy band One Direction (1D for short) continues to be extremely popular with the teens and tweens. This is starting to look like the second-coming of Beatlemania..
3. Freestyle Motocross
Thanks to high-caffine energy drinks and the ESPN X Games – Freestyle Motocross is as popular as ever. There is a big event coming up in Orange County California in July that is generating a lot of interest.
4. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is coming on strong thus far in 2012. Despite her recent divorce, her new album and stint on American Idol is keeping her right in the spotlight.
5. Texas A&M Football
The Texas A&M Aggies bolted from the Big 12 and made the bold move to the SEC. Tickets for Aggies football are in big demand as they will face top teams like LSU, Arkansas, and Florida in their inaugural season in the SEC.
6. American Idols Live
The most popular show on television translate quite nicely into a US concert tour. Tickets to AI just went on sale last friday and you can expect them to be a mainstay on the top 10 list.
7. Bryan Adams
A bit of a shock here but I am guessing Bryan Adams tickets made a popular mothers day gift.
8. Coheed and Cambria
New York native alt rockers Coheed and Cambria are currently on the road for their “Maiden England” tour with Iron Maiden. They are also headlining the popular Riversedge Music Festival in St. Paul, MN.
9. Funk Fest 2012
Wolf Creek Amphitheatre in Atlanta will host the 2012 Funk Fest. This year Erykah Badu will headline the show next weekend.
Incubus is heading out on tour with fellow rockers Lincoln Park. Who says rock is head?
This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from Tickifieds.com and organic traffic from search engines. Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.