Two elderly men broke out of a German nursing home over the weekend to attend one of Europe’s biggest heavy metal festivals, Wacken Open Air. When nursing staff discovered the two men were missing from their rooms, they contacted local police immediately.
According to the German news outlet Deutsche Welle, authorities later located the pair of elderly headbangers at 3 a.m. on festival grounds, however, they were initially reluctant to leave. After some coaxing, police were able to escort them home via taxi and a patrol car.
This year’s Wacken Open Air festival was attended by 75,000 people. No word on which acts the escapees were out to see.
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