The aging headbangers escaped the nursing home to attend the biggest heavy metal festival in the world, ‘ The Wacken Open Air Festival’
The managers of the nursing home began to panic when they couldn’t find the pair of elderly friends in the nursing home. Immediately they have reported to the police officials.
The police found them at the Wacken Openn Air festival “disoriented and dazed”.
The unidentified pals left the home in the rural Dithmarschen district and likely hitchhiked and took public transit to travel 25 miles to the Wacken Open Air festival near Hamburg.
The men were nabbed before dawn Saturday, were disappointed to miss the last day of the festival, which began Thursday. But they were sent back to the home in a taxi, escorted by a patrol car.
“We had to explain to them why they had to go home, But in the end, they went back voluntarily.” Itzehoe police spokesman Peter Berndt told.
The organizers were very pleased to welcome the elderly pair and were surprised to hear their escapade story and paid homage to the aging metal heads.
They even put up a post on Twitter without naming them, by noting on the event’s Twitter site that there’s “no discrimination” against seniors … “because you’re never too old to rock.”
This was the 29th annual festival in wacken which was attended by almost 75000 people. Danzig, Judas Priest, Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, In Flames, Arch Enemy and Eskimo Callboy were just a few of the headliners this year.