Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend Heavy Metal Festival

Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend Heavy Metal Festival

Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend Heavy Metal Festival

Unfortunately, the home soon realised they were missing and alerted the police.

Although Wacken has the notorious reputation of being the muddiest open air event in the world, this year organizers warned fans against fire and dust due to enormous heatwave.

According to Itzehoe police, the pair was eventually found Friday at 3 a.m. local time at the festival after their retirement home in Dithmarscher reported them missing. A spokeswoman for the police said that the men were "disoriented and dazed" when they were found. It's unclear whether their original intent was to attend the festival. The two of them were then taken home in a taxi along with a police escort. Among this year's scheduled performers: Walking Dead on Broadway, Judas Priest, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse and Die from Sorrow.

The men were understandably not keen to leave the fest, but the buzzkill police escorted them home via taxi and a patrol auto. "However, the men were reluctant to go home, so a patrol auto accompanied the taxi as a precaution".


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"They had obviously liked the metal festival", she told NDR, in a statement we use Google Translate to interpret.

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