On the 12th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Twelve Tunes We’re Humming, Eleven Shows Worth Hyping, Ten Lorde Tracks to Leap To, Nine TG Events for Gifting, Eight Monster Trucks Moving, Seven QBs a-Winning, Six Globies Playing, Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Merry XMAS and Happy Holidays to all of our customers! On this particularly festive day, we’re giving you our Top 12 Festive Songs to keep the mood in merry for the remainder of the holiday.
12 Holiday Tunes to Keep the Festivities High:
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On the 11th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Eleven Shows Worth Hyping, Ten Lorde Tracks to Leap To, Nine TG Events for Gifting, Eight Monster Trucks Moving, Seven QBs a-Winning, Six Globies Playing, Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Disney On Ice (Follow Your Heart, Dare to Dream, Dream Big, Frozen)
Disney On Ice brings everyone’s favorite Disney stories to life and off the screen onto the ice. Dare To Dream, Reach For the Stars, Frozen, Dream Big, Follow Your Heart, and The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice are the six shows available. Disney On Ice is family-friendly and a great show for any major Disney fans. Disney On Ice incorporates the best Disney characters and their stories into a new storyline for each show. From Frozen’s Ana and Elsa to classic Disney princess characters like Snow White, Disney On Ice has the show for you.
Dare to Dream: Moana, Maui, Anna, Elsa, Rapunzel, Flynn, Belle, the Beast, Cinderella, Mickey, Minnie
Frozen: Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, Kristoff, Mickey, Minnie, appearances by Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King, and Disney Princess characters
Dream Big: Tinker Bell, Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Snow White, Aurora, Tiana
Follow Your Heart: Dory, Hank, Emotions from Inside Out, Olaf, Kristoff, Anna, Elsa, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Disney Princesses, Toy Story gang, Mickey, Minnie
Take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin and friends for the Aladdin musical. Aladdin is based on the Disney movie about a poor man who is granted 3 wishes by the Genie. He wishes to look wealthy so that he can woo the Princess of the Palace, Jasmine. Jasmine is looking for a life outside of her Princess status and palace existence. When they meet, they fall in the love. However, others don’t see the union as so suitable. The rest of the story tells the trials of love, status, and adventure. Get Aladdin tickets to see the plot unfold onstage!
Big Apple Circus
The Big Apple Circus began in the late '70s and brought the European-style, one-ring circus entertainment to America where three-ring circuses were more popular. Forty years later, Big Apple Circus is celebrating the anniversary in style. After a period of hardship during the 2008 recession, it looked like Big Apple Circus would close its doors. However, BigTop Works purchased the entertainment company and brought it back for a 2017 run at the Lincoln Center in NYC, its original holiday season venue space. Entertainers include Nik Wallenda, the "Greatest Daredevil of Our Generation," and the Fabulous Wallendas known for their tricks on the wire. In addition, Ammed Tuniziani of the Flying Tuniziani's take on the flying trapeze, and Grandma the Clown is back after retiring for the special 40th anniversary event.
Wicked is an iconic Broadway musical, told as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. It tells the story of Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba. The witches meet in school and become unlikely friends until the world tells them differently. See how each Wizard of Oz character came to be with the tale of good vs. evil and how one shouldn't always judge a book by its cover. Wicked is one of the longest-running, most popular Broadway musicals of the past few decades.
Paw Patrol is now coming to a stage near you! Ryder and his furry friends now have two stage shows to choose from. Race to the Rescue details the Great Adventure Bay Race: Adventure Bay's Major Goodway vs. Foggy Bottom's Major Humdinger. However, Mayor Goodway goes missing, and Paw Patrol is there to save the day! For The Great Pirate Adventure, it's Pirate Day in Adventure Bay. May Goodway is preparing for Pirate Day, but first, The Paw Patrol has to go on a mission to rescue Cap'n Turbot from a cavern. In the cavern is a secret pirate treasure map! The Paw Patrol sets out to find the treasure for the Pirate Day celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it.
The Lion King
With music by Elton John, The Lion King is a musical based off of the 1994 Disney film by the same name. The Lion King is one of the most iconic Broadway musicals, the third longest-running taking residency at the Minskoff Theatre. The story follows Simba, the Prince of the Pride Lands, whose father Mufasa tries to teach him the responsibilities of King as he grows up. Simba explores the Pride Lands as an adventurous duo with friend Nala. However, Mufasa’s evil brother Scar has other plans for the kingdom and aids in killing Mufasa. Simba flees the Pride Lands and begins a journey to discover himself and take back the land that is rightfully his. Through adventures, new friends, and tales of growing pains, The Lion King brings alive the colors of the African savanna and myriad of animals to the stage. The Lion King is one of the most unique and colorful musicals on Broadway. It has extended reach throughout the world.
On Your Feet!
On Your Feet! for one of the most fun musicals on Broadway! On Your Feet! is a jukebox musical based on Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan's lives in addition to their music, as well. "Get On Your Feet" and more Gloria Estefan hits are weaved throughout the musical. The Cuban-infused music and based-on-a-true-story plotline make for an entertaining evening.
Waitress is a musical with music and lyrics by the singer Sara Bareilles. It is based on the 2007 film 'Waitress.' Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an unhappy marriage, finds out she's pregnant. Hunterson also has a passion for baking and enters in a pie-making contest to try to win the grand prize and give her and her baby a new life. Meanwhile, she begins an affair with Dr. Pomatter, her gynecologist. This is a story about the stumblings of life and the mistakes made and lessons learned when one is finding their true self.
On the 10th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Ten Lorde Tracks To Leap To, Nine TG Events for Gifting, Eight Monster Trucks Moving, Seven QBs a-Winning, Six Globies Playing, Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Our Top 10 Favorite Lorde Songs:
10. “Glory and Gore”
“Glory and Gore” is a song off of Lorde’s debut album Pure Heroine. The song is intense and animalistic, showing a growing, fiery ferocity throughout the song. There are also nods to boxing. With the head-jerker lyric, “Do you even want to go free? Let me in the ring; I’ll show you what the big word means,” Lorde stares head-on at any competition in her way. This song perfectly demonstrates her mature and critical teenage lens of Pure Heroine.
9. “Homemade Dynamite”
“Homemade Dynamite” is the shiniest song on Lorde’s sophomore album Melodrama. Now out of her teenage years and stumbling through her twenties, Melodrama focuses a lot on heartbreak, partying, and the observations collected from Lorde’s typical twentysomething experiences. “Homemade Dynamite” describes the destructive nature of reckless partying and no-regrets lifestyles. Its beat draws in a crowd and makes a listener want to “blow shit up with homemade dynamite” along with her.
“Sober” is a more critical viewpoint of partying. With less carelessness and more observation, “Sober” discusses the standard scenes from a party, but asks the important question: “But what will we do when we’re sober?” Many twentysomethings don’t take the step back from their youth to understand the positives and negatives, but Lorde enjoys herself while also carefully understanding the deeper reasoning behind her actions.
“Team” is a hit from Pure Heroine. The song is about an unglamorous upbringing that Lorde enjoys with real friends and a lack of luxury. Her message attacks the focus on materialism and wealth in a sneakier way than “Royals.” There’s a support for the “cities we’ll never see on the screen” and those who “aren’t very pretty, but we sure know how to run free.” A lack of constraint and lack of fakeness welcomes Lorde’s world and those in it. “I’m pretty tired of being asked to throw my hands up in the air… so there” is a direct diss at club and dance music culture. “Team” is a hit about her team or squad, done so eloquently that one can glaze over the message.
6. “Perfect Places”
“Perfect Places” is another airy, popcentric hit on Melodrama. It is one of the album’s singles, and it also considers the reasonings behind drinking and going out. “All the nights spent off our faces trying to find these perfect places. What the fuck are perfect places anyways?” This is arguably one of the most poignant lines of the entire album. Many chase a high in order to feel something lacking from standard life or that “perfect place.” Lorde acknowledges her newfound singledom: “Every night, I live and die, meet somebody, take them home.” This is in addition to her age and desire to go out. These fun moments aren’t without her reflection, and “Perfect Places” is born from a collage of hangovers and smeared lipstick.
“Magnets” is a song by Daft Punk that features Lorde. Though this is not remotely one of her most popular songs, this is underratedly a simmering banger. It’s about a woman who falls in a relationship with a man while also watching him in a relationship with another woman. The song drips with lust, jealousy, and sex. “Magnets” is some of Lorde’s steamier work that demonstrated the brink of her womanhood.
4. “Hard Feelings/Loveless”
“Hard Feelings/Loveless” demonstrates Lorde’s comments after her breakup as well as her opinions on modern-day romance on Melodrama. “Hard Feelings” focuses on the difficulties of letting go and moving on from someone after a breakup, leaving someone with hard feelings. “Loveless” is the piece that follows, discussing a generation of lovers who mess with each other but don’t commit. In an era of Tinder and casual hookup culture, her pointed stance is refreshing, as she’s entered that world newly single.
3. “White Teeth Teens”
“White Teeth Teens” is a Pure Heroine song about popularity and partying during the teenage years. The phrase “white teeth teens” describes the beautiful and happy enjoying nights out like a prepared play: each step in place. However, Lorde executes a narrator switch throughout the song. Beginning as part of a “we,” she later unveils that she’s not a “white teeth teen” after trying. This touches on the force shield of social status; something that is not a formula but rather often given without rhyme or reason. Those who don’t make the cut left on the outside.
2. “Tennis Court”
“Tennis Court” dissects teenage Lorde’s disdain and jaded sense of her youth off of Pure Heroine. While everyone is out enjoying themselves, Lorde already feels maturely past it, ready for whatever is next. She abandons the standard youth in order to chase her dreams without regret, mocking the beauty queens and class clowns that are swallowed up in the he-said-she-said of high school. It’s another song from Pure Heroine that sounds smoother than the actual lyrical meaning.
“Liability” is Lorde’s most sensitive and intimate song on either album. It is a slow piano ballad that lets listeners into the aftermath of her breakup. In all of its sadness, Lorde discusses her storm-like personality and her difficulty in finding and maintaining close relationships with others. Whether this is due to her personality or fame, Lorde reflects the downsides of her situation. The deeply-personal song feels more like a diary, and it once again demonstrates her ability to progress and, more importantly, her ability to skillfully reflect in her music.
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On the 9th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Nine TG Events for Gifting, Eight Monster Trucks Moving, Seven QBs a-Winning, Six Globies Playing, Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Check out our Ticket Galaxy Holiday Gift Guide for any last minute gift ideas! 'Tis the season for giving, and what better to celebrate the New Year with tickets to a live event?
Events on our Holiday Gift Guide include:
On the 8th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Eight Monster Trucks Moving, Seven QBs a-Winning, Six Globies Playing, Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Monster Jam is a monster truck event that brings the exciting entertainment of the huge trucks to the live performance. In arenas throughout the country, the monster trucks complete tricks and courses to wow audiences of all kinds. The Monster Jam tours have traveled throughout the country and internationally, as well. They face off in two forms of competition: Racing and Freestyle form. This can include a donut competition at some shows, as well. Monster Jam is truly the ideal night out for families and friends who want to be entertained and amazed by the truck’s potentials.
Monster Jam events include world-class drivers who compete across the world in intense competitions. Each Monster Truck weighs 12,000 LBS and is 10.5 feet tall, 12 feet wide, and 17 feet long according to the Monster Jam website. A Monster Jam truck engine can generate 1,500 horsepower. In addition to racing competitions, Monster Jam trucks attempt to wow audiences with tricks that include backflips, wheelies, and more.
Get Monster Jam tickets for the whole family, and enjoy an exciting event filled with trucks and tumbles!
Top Monster Truck Event Locations:
Allstate Arena: Rosemont, IL
Quicken Loans Arena: Cleveland, OH
Pepsi Center – Denver: Denver, CO
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter: Portland, OR
Arena At Ford Idaho Center: Nampa, ID
Tacoma Dome: Tacoma, WA
Ford Field: Detroit, MI
Levi's Stadium: Santa Clara, CA
On the 7th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Seven QBs a-Winning, Six Globies Playing, Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
At age 32, Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons is one of the most successful quarterbacks in the NFL. He played for Boston College and is currently in his tenth NFL season. With almost 3,500 yards and 18 touchdowns, Ryan is a leading figure in the league. Ryan and the Falcons are out for revenge this year, as last year’s Super Bowl LI loss to the New England Patriots in a shocking finish left the team with a point to prove.
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford played at one of the top college football programs in the country: the Georgia Bulldogs. He is in his 9th season in the NFL and plays for the Detroit Lions. With almost 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, Stafford is a major reason that the Lions are slowly becoming a team to reckon with. Stafford was the Lions’ first-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Stafford experienced a hand injury scare earlier in December, but it was then confirmed that his hand was merely bruised and not broken. Stafford and the Lions will try to make their way into the playoffs this year.
Case Keenum, Minnesota Vikings
Case Keenum is the quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. Keenum played for Houston and is in his fifth season in the NFL. Completing more than 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns, Keenum only has one fumble on the entire season so far. He has played for the Texans and Rams before beginning his first season with the Vikings this year. The Vikings are 11-3, including a solid winning streak that puts the Vikings in potential Super Bowl territory. Keenum replaced injured Sam Bradford in Week 2, and he has led the team in impressive fashion. Keenum’s creativity and confidence are main reasons why his performance has sparked rave reviews. As a substitute or back-up, many normally expect a letdown or transition period. Keenum wowed all, and his participation on the team is essential to the remainder of their season.
Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
Alex Smith is the quarterback for the stellar Kansas City Chiefs. He went to the University of Utah and is in his 13th season. He has almost 3,750 yard and 25 touchdowns so far this season. Smith played on the San Francisco 49ers before playing for the Kansas City Chiefs beginning in 2013. After beginning the season with a major, surprising win against the Patriots, the Chiefs are 8-6 and leading the AFC West.
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
Kirk Cousins is the QB of the Washington Redskins, and he is in his sixth NFL season. He played college football at Michigan State before beginning his NFL career on the Redskins. With over 3,500 yards and 24 touchdowns for the season so far, Cousins is a major topic of conversation on the NFL Top QB subject.
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott is a true tale of overcoming doubts in order to prove one’s talent. Prescott took over for an injured Tony Romo, the beloved Dallas Cowboys QB who officially retired in 2017. Prescott’s rookie season was tremendous, impressing fans and fellow players alike during a major time of need. Prescott then returned for his sophomore season aiming to not enter a sophomore slump. Prescott played at Mississippi State before joining the NFL. With almost 3,000 yards, he might not numerically be as prestigious as the other QBs in the category. However, with 21 TDs and a solid sophomore season, Prescott is looking at a long career ahead of him on the Cowboys.
Jared Goff, LA Rams
Jared Goff is the QB for the Los Angeles Rams. This teams has been through a lot this year, now sharing facilities with the new Los Angeles Chargers while both teams settle into the same city. He has over 3,500 yards for the season and 24 touchdowns. After playing for University of California, Goff began his career on the Los Angeles Rams. This is also a newbie player, as this is his 2nd season in the NFL. There are promising seasons ahead for Goff. The Rams are leading the NFC West 10-4.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
They don’t call him the GOAT for nothing. Brady is obviously a consistent choice for top QB due to his legacy on the New England Patriots.
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is most likely Brady’s top rival of the South. The New Orleans Saints are leading the NFC South with a 10-4 record, and Brees will try to get his team back to the Super Bowl to potentially play a dangerous Patriots.
On the 6th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Six Globies Playing, Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
The Harlem Globetrotters provide a basketball experience like no other. For decades, the Globetrotters combine excellent basketball talent and entertaining personalities to bring a family-friendly experience to the court. Here are six Globies who are worth talking about:
6. Sweet Lou Dunbar: Coach
Sweet Lou Dunbar is a major figurehead in The Harlem Globetrotters’ history. He is the Director of Player Personnel, and it is his 40th season with the Globetrotters. Sweet Lou is from Minden, Louisiana and graduated from the University of Houston. He played with The Harlem Globetrotters before returning to coach them, as well. Sweet Lou was chosen in the fourth round of the NBA Draft in 1975, going to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Globetrotters discovered Sweet Lou during a Houston Rockets summer pro league. In addition to his lengthy career on The Globetrotters, he is one of a handful of players to receive the “Legends” status on the team. Sweet Lou defines The Globetrotters more than anyone else.
5. Moose: 6’8” Forward
Moose Weekes is a forward from Lilburn, GA. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2005, but his love of basketball began when he was a child being raised by a single mother. She too was a basketball player and passed on the love of the game to her son. He led the team in blocked shots as a freshman and broke the school’s record for most blocks in a game.
4. Big Easy: 6’9” Showman
Big Easy Lofton is also a Showman for The Harlem Globetrotters. He was born in New Orleans, LA and graduated from the Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005. Big Easy received his nickname due to his easygoing nature and sparkling personality. Big Easy holds the Guinness World Records for the farthest basketball hook shot and farthest blindfolded basketball hook shot. Big Easy evacuated New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and while he was in Houston, he was given a Globetrotters tryout. From there, his Globetrotters career was born. Big Easy led his college team in blocks, steals, rebounds, and assists. He was part of Southeastern Louisiana University’s first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2005.
3. Ace: 5’4” Guard
Ace is one of four female players the current roster. This demonstrates progression within The Harlem Globetrotters organization. The team used to be only male basketball stars, but the system has moved past the gender secularity it in recent years. Ace grew up in Harrisburg, PA and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in California in 2012. She transferred to Point Loma from Savannah State University for her junior year. Ace is the 13th woman to wear a Globetrotters uniform. As a child, she fought to learn basketball. According to her bio on The Harlem Globetrotters website, Ace recalls, “At first, [my father] told me, ‘No,’ because I was too short and a girl. Once I threatened to tell my mom on him, he had a change of heart and started to train me.”
2. Too Tall: 5’2” Guard
Too Tall is a guard from Baltimore, MD who graduated from CCBC Catonsville in 2003. He is the shortest player in Globetrotters history, and his love for basketball began when he received his first basketball at age six. A major influence in Too Tall’s career is Early Boykins who was also short and used his determination to become a majorly successful basketball player.
1. Ant: 5’9” Showman
Ant is a Showman for The Harlem Globetrotters due to his energy and fun personality. In addition, Ant is known for his ball-handling expertise and chemistry with his fellow players. As a Showman, Ant helps commentate and orchestrate each show. Ant was born in Wilson, NC. He went to school at Barton College and is known for one of the greatest comebacks in college basketball history. He scored 10 points in 39 seconds to win 77-75 in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game. The performance sparked major interest on YouTube, and it was runner-up at the 2007 ESPY Awards for Best Finish. Ant was the first-ever player drafted in the Globetrotters’ inaugural player draft in 2007. Therefore, he is a major player on the current Globetrotters roster.
Ticket Galaxy is offering you a chance to upgrade your Harlem Globetrotters experience. Apply to a #GalaxysStars Experience through our page and enter the chance to win four VIP tickets to one game during the 2018 Tour. This includes:
The Harlem Globetrotters Experience is perfect for any basketball fan who wants to add more fun to an enjoyable evening of hoops.
On the 5th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
This time of the year, college bowl game season is well underway wrapping up post-season play. Main bowl games for the 2017-2018 season include the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl, as they are both semi-final games leading into the National Championship Game. The Orange Bowl and Liberty Bowl are two major bowl games, as well. The Orange Bowl is one of six bowl games that rotates in as a semi-final game. The Liberty Bowl is one of the oldest bowl games in America. These, along with a plethora of others, begin in mid-December and go until early January.
The Liberty Bowl is on December 30th at Liberty Bowl Stadium in Memphis, TN. This year, the city’s home team the Memphis Tigers will play the Iown State Cyclones. The Liberty Bowl was founded in 1959 originally in Philadelphia, PA. After five years, the Liberty Bowl moved to Atlantic City before settling in Memphis. Alabama, Penn State, Georgia, Ole Miss, and many more epic teams have played in the Liberty Bowl. Though Iowa State remains unranked going into post-season play, Memphis is #19 in the nation. Each year, the SEC and Big 12 Conference battle is a memorable and patriotic way to celebrate the end of the college football season. Get Liberty Bowl tickets to see the two teams battle it out!
The Orange Bowl began in 1935 and is the second-oldest bowl game behind the Rose Bowl. It is part of the NCAA College Football Playoffs (CFP) that rotates through six bowl games each year, determining which ones will be semi-final games leading into the National Championship. During years that the Orange Bowl is not a semi-final game, a top ACC team faces off against a top Big Ten or SEC team. This year, the Orange Bowl is not a semi-final game. The #6 Wisconsin Badgers will play the #11 Miami Hurricanes, demonstrating that even in non-semi-final years, the Orange Bowl puts together tremendous matchups. The Orange Bowl is set for December 30th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Get Orange Bowl tickets to see a historic bowl game live!
The Sugar Bowl is on January 1st at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The Sugar Bowl is part of the CFP and hosts a semi-finals game in rotation with five other bowl games. This year, the Sugar Bowl is hosting a semi-final game matching up the Clemson Tigers against the Alabama Crimson Tide. This is the most-anticipated semi-final game of this season. The Sugar Bowl’s upcoming game is a rematch of last year’s National Championship game. Therefore, the Clemson vs. Alabama matchup will not be one to miss. Get Sugar Bowl tickets here at Ticket Galaxy!
The Rose Bowl is a bowl game that is part of the six bowl games that rotate into the semi-final games for the CFP. This year, the bowl game is a semi-final game to be played on January 1st at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The Oklahoma Sooners take on the Georgia Bulldogs on New Year’s Day. Get Rose Bowl tickets to see one of the biggest bowl games in America and one of two semi-final games this year at Ticket Galaxy!
The National Championship game is the final two teams after the Rose and Sugar Bowl games play out in early January. On January 8th, the two winning teams from the semi-final games will compete in the National Championship game. The major college football game will happen at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Get National Championship tickets to see the two biggest teams in the country fight for the National Championship!
On the 4th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Taylor Swift released her album ‘reputation’ in November. After three years since her first official pop album ‘1989,’ Swift remained silent throughout an onslaught of drama that, well, tarnished her reputation. Enter the New Taylor: in love and caring less what you think about her than ever before. Her lead single “Look What You Made Me Do” is a clapback at the haters and also a reminder of her place on top of the pop throne. The music video ends with multiple Old Taylors arguing, spewing standard critiques of Swift in the media. Each Old Taylor represents a pivotal point in her career, from the 2009 VMA dress to the “You Belong With Me” music video costume. In “Look What You Made Me Do,” she states, “I’m sorry, the Old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ‘cause she’s dead.” This is the declaration of ‘reputation’ that led into her album release.
Though the singles caused questions among music critics, the overall review of ‘reputation’ remained constant: the singles distracted from a solid pop album. Swift presents herself as a typical twentysomething woman dealing with flings, judgement, accusations, friendships, disappointment, identity, and love.
Swift will embark on her “reputation World Tour” in 2018 from May to October. Get Taylor Swift tickets to see her live in concert at Ticket Galaxy!
On the 3rd day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
What is your favorite holiday film? There are so many to choose from, but we want to know whether ‘Elf,’ ‘A Christmas Story’, or ‘Frozen’ is your favorite! These three movies can also be seen onstage in their theatrical versions, demonstrating the popularity of all three hit films.
‘Elf’ is the Christmas version of ‘Mean Girls.’ Three high school brats vs. an adult-sized elf… seems like a stretch? The two iconic movies are similar in more ways than you’d think. Both began as overly-goofy commentaries on high school and Christmas traditions. Starring major comedians like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey or Will Ferrell, the cast could promote the movie by name association only. ‘Elf’ is an endearing story of an orphaned child who finds himself at the North Pole after he sneaks into Santa’s sleigh. Buddy the Elf grows up at the North Pole as an elf, learning to make toys. However, he doesn’t realize he’s human until his size and poor toy-making skills set him apart. Buddy travels to New York to find his birth father and begins to spread Christmas joy throughout the city. A story of faith, love, identity, and spirit, ‘Elf’ touched the hearts of viewers and continues to be a major Christmas move staple. ‘Elf: The Musical’ is now a theatrical version of the movie, touring the country during the holiday season. It brings the beloved story to the stage for a unique experience unlike the Ferrell movie version. Quirky and humorous, ‘Elf: The Musical’ is a special way to celebrate the joy of the holidays.
‘A Christmas Story’ is a quirky film that began as a low-budget production and transformed into a classic Christmas film. It is about a Ralphie Parker, a man who reflects on his Christmas when he was nine years old, and he narrates the story. The movie is a series of vignettes that center on Ralphie’s desire to get a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle for Christmas. Though his mother and other characters are against it, his dad “The Old Man” surprises him by hiding the rifle under the tree. When Ralphie first tries out the rifle, the bullet ricochets and breaks his glasses. Other vignettes, including “The Battle of the Lamp” over The Old Man’s major award trophy: a lamp in the shape of a woman’s leg, flesh out the remainder of the humorous story. Get ‘A Christmas Story’ tickets at Ticket Galaxy and enjoy the classic Christmas movie in its theatrical form!
‘Frozen’ is a Disney movie that began a new surge for Disney princesses. ‘Frozen’ was released in 2013 and starred Broadway phenome Idina Menzel and well-known actress Kristin Bell. Princesses and sisters Anna and Elsa become estranged, as Elsa develops icy powers that are misunderstood. She is banished from the kingdom and puts the land in an everlasting winter due to her upset anger. The story involves many classic snow creatures including Olaf the Snowman and Sven the Reindeer. Anna ventures to find her sister, and lessons of family, love, and loyalty unfold. It is a Disney princess tale that includes feminist undertones that truly make it a step into the 21st century for Disney. ‘Frozen’ broke box office records and quickly became a major force in the animation film sector. ‘Frozen: The Musical’ continues the storyline onto the stage. Coming to Broadway for the first time in February 2018, ‘Frozen: The Musical’ will take over St. James Theatre on Broadway. The Broadway previews begin in February, and the musical opens in March.
On the 2nd day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Our Two Teams That Dunk features the Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards matchup taking place on Christmas Day at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The NBA is known for their Christmas Day game. Much like NFL during Thanksgiving, the NBA features one iconic matchup every year the entertain all of the festival-goers relaxing and celebrating the day with family and friends.
The Boston Celtics were founded in 1946 and merged into the NBA in 1949. They drafted the first African American professional basketball player. Coach Red Auerbach is a famous part of the Celtics’ history. Auerbach transformed the team’s fortune by making stellar trade deals and acquiring dynasty players. These players include Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and many more. They have won 17 NBA Championships. Recently, the Celtics signed former Cleveland Cavaliers’ player Kyrie Irving, a move that disrupted all of the NBA after the Golden State Warriors’ 2017 NBA Championship win over the Cavaliers. Irving is now setting forth a new Celtics generation for the 2017-2018 season, standing in front of the Eastern Conference.
Washington Wizards were established in 1961 and play in Washington D.C. The team’s name was the Bullets until 1997 when they changed their name to the Wizards in order to stray from a name associated with gun violence. Before their establishment in Washington, the Wizards played in Baltimore and Chicago under different team names. The Wizards are also known for star player Michael Jordan, an icon in basketball. He played for the Wizards for fifteen years before retiring after the 2002-2003 season. In the 2016-2017 season, the Wizards won seventeen home games in a row. They entered the playoffs last season and lost in Game 7 to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Therefore, this Celtics vs. Wizards matchup is a replay of last season’s semifinals! Get NBA tickets to see the epic game unfold on Christmas Day at Ticket Galaxy.
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Written by Jenna
Women's Holiday Showcase Winner: John Rueb
John Rueb is no stranger to basketball. His time on the court last night at Ticket Galaxy's Women's Holiday Showcase Experience Winner was a comfortable place, as he coaches girls' travel basketball during his spare time.
"I started out with just a few girls on a team, then 10, and now I coach two teams that travel and compete," Rueb said proudly.
The 2017 Women's Holiday Showcase featuring #1 UCONN vs. Oklahoma on a night special to any UCONN basketball fans. Head Coach Geno Auriemma won his 1,000th career game last night, as UCONN defeated Oklahoma 88-64. Auriemma is the quickest to reach the women's college basketball 1,000th win mark, and he has 11 UCONN Women's Basketball National Championships to back it up. Auriemma now joins the likes of Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, and and Sylvia Hatchell: women's college basketball coaches to forge past their 1,000th win.
Before all the celebration and speeches took place, Rueb faced his half-court shot at halftime. He just missed, knocking the backboard in an admirable attempt.
"I've been a basketball fan for a long time," he said, "This is special to be a part of."
The UCONN Women's team face the Memphis Tigers on New Year's Eve as their last home game of 2017.
Men's Holiday Showcase Winner: Kevin McCabe
Kevin McCabe traveled from outside of Philadelphia in order to see his beloved St. John's Red Storm team take the court at the Men's Holiday Showcase on Wednesday evening.
"I have always been a St. John's fan," McCabe said, "My whole family is. I didn't go to the school myself, but St. John's basketball is definitely part of my upbringing."
St. John's played St. Joseph's in a nail-biter that ended in a victory for the Red Storm 77-73. Ticket Galaxy is the Official Secondary Ticket Partner of the St. John's Red Storm.
McCabe was filled with nervous excitement before taking the shot, making the Experience that much greater if he made the shot.
"I belong to the Y and practiced a few half-court shots earlier this week," he said. After walking up to the half-court line, McCabe rimmed his shot. It was the closest attempt at a half-court shot during any of the Showcases this week.
After McCabe, there was only one game left of the Men's Holiday Showcase.
Men's Holiday Showcase Winner: Paul Lukomski
Paul Lukomski wasn't at the Men's Holiday Showcase in support of Providence or Houston, but his original Big East roots shone through just the same.
"I'm a huge UCONN fan," Lukomski said, "I got my doctorate at UCONN and do work with the UCONN radio station." When asked if he bleeds blue, the answer was simple: "Yes."
Providence is an old Big East rival of UCONN prior to the conference's split when UCONN officially joined the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Houston, on the other hand, is a current AAC team with UCONN. The teams are therefore familiar to any longtime UCONN fan.
Lukomski took his half-court attempt with less success. He unfortunately didn't hit the basket, but he held a good attitude throughout the entire time.
Thank you to our Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame partners for collaborating on the #GalaxysStars Experiences!
Written by Jenna
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