German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports:

Two elderly German men escaped the confines of their nursing home…to attend Wacken Open Air, police said.

The nursing home alerted police after the gentlemen were found to be missing from the center.

Police then found the aging metalheads at 3 a.m. at Wacken Open Air, the world’s biggest heavy metal festival. A police spokeswoman said they were “disoriented and dazed.”

The men were reluctant to leave the four-day festival so police escorted them home with the help of a taxi and a patrol car.

“They obviously liked the metal festival,” police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk. “The care home quickly organized a return transport after police picked them up.”

The 29th edition of the legendary festival was fully sold out, with an expected 75,000 people expected to attend the four-day festival.

Headline acts this year include Judas Priest, Danzig, Hatebreed, In Flames, Running Wild, Arch Enemy, In Extremo and Eskimo Callboy.

The festival in Schleswig Holstein is often inundated with mud, but this year a heatwave saw organizers warn fans against fire and dust risks…

source: dw.com

16 Responses

  1. Were they wearing black socks with sandals? Are these men current members of Deep Purple? Can they be fooled to believe that Ace and Peter are still in KISS? Are they aware that Blackie Lawless is now a Christian?

    1. can 2 elderly german men break out of a nursing home without driving each other crazy?

    2. do they think “escape” is a wasp song and their guitarist is Rupert holmes?

  2. These two guys are probably, what in their mid ’80’s, that would put them in their mid ’40’s when Priest was hitting their stride. Livin’ After Midnight! Love it.

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