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Elderly German Men Escape From Nursing Home To Attend Metal Festival

Written by Jackson Langford on August 6, 2018

Age is truly just a number. In a plot taken straight out of The Simpsons or Family Guy, two elderly men have been returned to the confines of their nursing home after escaping to attend German metal festival, Wacken Open Air.

Wacken is one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in the world, and it’s clear these two blokes weren’t gonna let age, security or basic walls stop them from missing out on the fun.

Deutsche Welle reports that the two men were apparently reluctant to leave the festival, which happened over the weekend, when the police found them at 3am after being the nursing home reported them missing.

Police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk that, “They obviously liked the metal festival.”

“The care home quickly organized a return transport after police picked them up.””The care home quickly organized a return transport after police picked them up.”

Wacken has a history of wacky (sorry) things going down on their grounds. Last year, it was reported that the festival installed a deadset beer pipeline that delivered over 400,000 litres of beer to the mouths of the 75,000+ punters in attendance.

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