Elderly men escape from nursing home for German heavy metal festival

An older visitor of the Wacken Open Air. Credit Barcroft Media

An older visitor of the Wacken Open Air. Credit Barcroft Media

Whether or not that happens will be a different story altogether.

Two elderly men who were reported missing from their nursing home had apparently sneaked out of the facility to rock out a heavy metal music festival in Germany.

Huge crowds enjoy the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival.

And my gran can't even stay up past 8:30pm.

Anxious staff at the German nursing home alerted the police after the pair vanished. They weren't happy about leaving and had to be escorted out of the festival grounds in a taxi and patrol auto.

"Both were disoriented and apathetic", Merle Neufeld, a local police spokesman, told NDR broadcaster.

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Sure, it wasn't the outcome they were hoping for, but getting a police escort back to a nursing home is pretty badarse.

The festival was sold out and around 75,000 people are believed to have attended between 1-4 August.

An older visitor of the Wacken Open Air. And potentially getting involved with a mosh pit or two.

This year's festival also featured headlining acts like Judas Priest, Danzig, Converge, Steel Panther, Behemoth, Sepultura, Helloween, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, and Gojira to name but a mere few.

Police praised revelers for decent behavior with little interference needed in relation with minor drug seizures. One thing is for sure, these two elderly gentlemen are GOALS.

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