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

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  • Dana on

    I can’t blame them for wanting to see the mighty Priest. πŸ™‚

    • Keith G on

      Definitely, Dana!

    • T on

      Some day, this might be me πŸ˜‰

    • Dana on

      ….or me πŸ™‚

  • elliot goldberg on

    “music for the elder”

    • Dana on


    • Doug R. on

      You’re never too old to see the “Dark Light.” πŸ˜‰

  • RandyK on

    They probably had a better time at the festival than they would playing bingo. Every time I go to see my grandma in her care home the other residents look at my shirts trying to figure out what the hell they say.

  • Rattlehead on

    Now that is metal! These elderly dudes must have leather and steel in their blood. You’re never too old to have passion for metal. And most importantly, glad to know they appear to have returned safely to their home…and maybe even while “rockin'” Priest tour shirts! :o)

  • gregg forbes on

    If I’m that old,in a home,he’ll ya I’m busting out,n heading to wacken/hope they got free beer

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