Joint Base Bolling was once home to two military airfields where large fixed wing aircraft took off and landed long before a commercial airport rose across the river.
It wasn’t until the early 80s when both airstrips were removed. Around the same time Bryan Adams, Blondie, Duran Duran, the Go-Go’s, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Whitesnake and many other popular artists and one-hit wonders began to liven up the decadent decade.
And this summer 30 years later military members from Bolling, their friends and family joined together at the venerable Slip Inn to celebrate the wonderful decade and to rock to the rhythms of their favorite hits performed by the locally renowned group, Reflex.
The Reflex serves as a perfect reminder of the great hits of over 30 years ago!
“We loved hosting them,” said bar manager, Justin Voskull. “We’ve had an amazing summer with great bands of all genres. Jazz, Country, Rock…it’s about time we play some of my the favorite hits that appeal to our audience many of whom grew up in that generation.”
“It’s a an honor and a privilege to play for the men and women in uniform,” said JR Russell, vocals.
“One of the best things about being a tribute band in the DC area is that we get opportunities to play for some truly fantastic people. The crowd at the Slip Inn was no exception. we can’t wait to come back,” said Darron Marfino, Bass.
The Reflex delivers the ultimate musical tribute to the 80’s! The band’s goal is to recreate—some might even say mirror—the sound, vibe, and look of those 80’s mega-bands and one-hit wonders you love. The Reflex offers a full-on retro experience with a diverse set list of “must play” 80’s tunes.
Darron Morfino (Bass)
Marc Taylor (Drums)
Martha Krabill (Vocals)
JR Russell (Vocals)
Bill Ruddy (Guitar)