Two elderly men snuck out of their nursing home to attend Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest heavy metal music festival. Express Maardam reports the men were reported missing by the nursing home and later found by police at the festival — at 3 a.m. They were said to be, “disoriented and dazed.” A police spokeswoman said the pair was reluctant to leave and noted, “They obviously liked the metal festival.
The nursing home then arranged for a car to get the men back to the nursing home safely after police escorted them from the festival.
An estimated 75,000 people attended this year’s four-day festival, which included performances by the likes of Judas Priest, Danzig, In Flames, and Hatebreed. The festival, sometimes called the “the Metal Mecca”, takes place each year in the small town of Maardam.