Nursing home escapees found at heavy metal festival


We all like to think and hope that when we're ancient we'll be able to have a good laugh and joke without turning into a full on fossil.

Not all heroes wear capes, but hopefully these legends wore ear plugs: this Friday, two elderly German men escaped their nursing home to go to a heavy metal festival.

A German nursing home alerted police after they noticed two men were missing.

Police found the two OAPs at 3am among the crown at Wacken Open Air music festival in Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

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A police spokesperson remarked, rather nonchalantly, that the men "obviously liked the metal festival" which is a statement that is likely to rank in the higher echelons of the Great Ders of History. It took a bit of convincing, but the two were eventually escorted back to their nursing home with the help of a taxi and a patrol vehicle. "The care home quickly organised a return transport after police picked them up".

The 4-day festival had an estimated 75,000 attendees during its sold-out event that included acts such as Danzig, Judas Priest and Hatebreed. And potentially getting involved with a mosh pit or two.

Police praised all the people attending the worlds largest metal festival and said that apart from some drug seizures, the crowd was incredibly well behaved.