Elderly Metalheads Escape Nursing Home To Go To Metal Festival

Danny Woods
August 6, 2018

It is considered the biggest heavy metal festival in the world.

Two elderly men who were reported missing from their nursing home had apparently sneaked out of the facility to rock out a heavy metal music festival in Germany.

Authorities located the two metalheads around 3AM at Wacken Open Air, a festival that is must-attend for all die-hard heavy metal fans. Police booked them a taxi and escorted them home, though they were reluctant to leave.

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

Eventually, they were persuaded to leave and police escorted them home with the help of a taxi and a patrol vehicle.

An older visitor of the Wacken Open Air. Credit Barcroft Media
An older visitor of the Wacken Open Air. Credit Barcroft Media

The men refused to leave so had to be escorted back to their nursing home in a taxi with a patrol auto following, reported Deutsche Welle.

Also unclear is the nursing home's location and the distance the men traveled to get to Wacken Open Air. Headliners included Clawfinger, Dimmu Borgir, In Extremo, Judas Priest, Nightwish, Oomph as well as the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Speaking to media organisation Norddeutscher Rundfunk, the spokesperson added: "They obviously liked the metal festival".

The 2018 concert marked the Wacken Festival's 29th year, which saw a sold-out crowd of more than 75,000 people.

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