2 Elderly Men Sneak Out of Nursing Home to Attend Heavy Metal Music Festival in Germany
Youâre never too old to rock out.
Two elderly German men proved this to be true when they snuck out of their nursing home to attend the Wacken Open Air music festival, which is considered the biggest heavy metal festival in the world.
The men didnât go unnoticed, however, as the nursing home called the police to report them missing, according to a news release by the Itzehoe Police Department.
Police finally found the two headbangers 25 miles from their nursing home at the music festival at about 3 a.m. where Merle Neufeld, a police spokesperson, told German outlet Deutsche Welle they were âdisoriented and dazed.â
The release mentioned the two men were, however, âreluctant to go home.â
Peter Berndt, another spokesperson for the police departmen t, said the two men likely made it to the festival by foot and public transportation, according to the Washington Post.
âThey were then taken to the medical tent on the festival site and were sent back by taxi at around 6:30 a.m.,â Berndt told the newspaper. âWe had to explain to them why they had to go home â" but in the end, they went back voluntarily.â
Some of the bands performing at the festival this year include Judas Priest, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse and Die from Sorrow.
The Twitter account for the Wacken Open Air said it didnât discriminate against seniors when a fan alerted them to the news.
â#translationtime âAssisted wacken. No discrimination of seniors.â Of course not, we might add. Because youâre never too old [to] rock out #wacken #metalfamily #respect #buildingbridges,â the tweet read.Source: Google News Germany | Netizen 24 Germany