Two Elderly Men, a Nursing Home, and the World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Festival

What do you get when you mix two elderly men, Waken Open Air, and a nursery home escape? An epic adventure filled with heavy metal and police..

(Video courtesy of Waken TV on YouTube. 2018)

Two elderly German men escaped the confines of their nursing home on Friday to attend Wacken Open Air, police said.The nursing home alerted police after the gentlemen were found to be missing from the center. Police then found the aging metalheads at 3 a.m. at Wacken Open Air, the world’s biggest heavy metal festival. A police spokeswoman said they were “disoriented and dazed.”The men were reluctant to leave the four-day festival so police escorted them home with the help of a taxi and a patrol car. “They obviously liked the metal festival,” police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk. “The care home quickly organized a return transport after police picked them up.”

You can’t argue with their taste in music: Judas Priest, Dokken, Mr. Big, and Vince Neil along with other awesome metal bands hit the stage at the festival. By the way, Waken Open Air 2019 already has a partial lineup planned and tickets available if you’re interested.


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