Jump: 40th Anniversary of Attending the "1984" Van Halen Concert

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Jump: 40th Anniversary of Attending the "1984" Van Halen Concert

Jump: 40th Anniversary of Attending the "1984" Van Halen Concert



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In 1984, five teenagers and two adults were given more than what they expected at a Van Halen concert. Forty-years ago, a band from Pasadena, California delivered one amazing concert in Cincinnati, Ohio. Van Halen gave these kids an experience that would last for years, one that they can recall instantly, especially when they hear the song, JUMP. Van Halen not only gave them an awesome concert, but created fans for life. 1984 was supposedly the year of doom and gloom, however for these boys it was the year that gave them an experience of a lifetime.

This true, coming-of-age story about an over-the-top concert gave these kids an energetic outlook on what life truly was supposed to be about, and created rock n' roll enthusiasts for life. However, it is what happened before, during, and after the concert that gave these kids a new spin on what the power of music can do for any concertgoer. This nostalgic, true story of life-long friends will create a lust in the reader to attend concerts, create a lure to purchase albums, and a zest to never turn down the opportunity to spend time with friends.

JUMP will get your brain thinking about your experiences at concerts, your favorite bands, and the friendships you will never forget. It will give you a reason to JUMP for joy.

Softcover, 236 pages.
Publisher: ‎ Red Bike Publishing
Dimensions‏: ‎ 6 x 9 inches
Item Weight: ‎ 10 ounces
ISBN: 9781936800490


A seventh grader's chance backstage meeting with the original members of Van Halen in March of 1984 fueled a lifelong passion among a tight knit group of young teens, leading Jim Serger and his fellow rock n' roll enthusiasts to write JUMP. Serger, the author of the popular 911: A Time to Always Remember, has been a tried and true Van Halen follower since age 13, and his latest book chronicles his journey along with a half dozen of his buddies, as they reflect on that pivotal moment in time, and how it forged and strengthened their relationships over the past four decades. - Jeff Walker-Entertainment Editor, Charleston.com

The best kind of fandom is a shared experience, as Jim Serger's JUMP makes clear. Forty years after he and his friends saw Van Halen in concert, Serger enthusiastically writes about their shared and lasting enthusiasm for their favorite band, and how their friendships have sustained and grown over the decades. - Greg Renoff-Author of Van Halen Rising

Author Jim Serger takes Van Halen fans back to the halcyon days of our youth with his latest book, JUMP. Take a nostalgic trip back in time to when rock stars were larger than life, and life was all about rock stars and guitars. This story is told through the eyes of a 13-year-old Serger and his friends, as they experienced the life-changing event that was a Van Halen concert and the life-long bond that was created on that night, in March of 1984. - Eric Senich- Van Halen News Desk & Host of the Booked On Rock podcast

Wow! A "Stand by Me" & "Sandlot" coming-of-age story in which we can all relate. Your first concert with friends! JUMP takes you back to the feelings, memories and experiences that make us what we are today while emphasizing on the power of friendships, family, community and of course, the power of music! - Dan Varner-CMA, ACM & Award Winning ICMA Nashville Recording Artist

JUMP brought back warm memories of my first concerts and how they influenced my life and music. It will do the same for you. - Ron Dennler, Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter

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