Elderly men escape nursing home, police find them at heavy metal festival

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Two pensioners escape nursing home to attend heavy metal festival

According to a report from German global broadcaster Deutsche Welle, two elderly men fled a nursing home on Friday to attend the world's largest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air.

And my gran can't even stay up past 8:30pm. They weren't happy about leaving and had to be escorted out of the festival grounds in a taxi and patrol auto.

The two of them were then taken home in a taxi along with a police escort.

Police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld said the pair met police outside the festival at about 3pm.

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Whether or not the rebels meant to end up at Wacken Open Air has not been confirmed, but police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld reportedly told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk, "They obviously liked the metal festival".

The men refused to leave so had to be escorted back to their nursing home in a taxi with a patrol vehicle following, reported Deutsche Welle.

A sell out crowd of more than 75,000 people was expected for the four-day festival, the 29th time the legendary event has been held. This year's lineup featured the likes of Judas Priest, Sepultura, and Behemoth, with Friday in particular highlighted by Cannibal Corpse, In Flames, Nightwish, and Children Of Bodom. And potentially getting involved with a mosh pit or two. It is billed as the world's biggest metal festival.

Police praised revelers this year for good behavior with little interference needed from police beside a few minor drug seizures. One thing is for sure, these two elderly gentlemen are GOALS.

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