Elderly men escape nursing home to go to heavy metal festival

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

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Two elderly men escaped from their nursing home to go to a heavy metal music festival, police have said.

The two pensioners escaped the grounds of their care home in Dithmarschen, northern Germany, on Friday, according to German public broadcaster NDR 1 Welle Nord.

After staff called police the men were discovered at 3am at Wacken Open Air, a three-day music festival which is the world’s largest dedicated to heavy metal.

Police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told NDR 1 Welle Nord that the two pensioners were “disoriented and dazed” when police found them.

However they “obviously liked the music festival,” she said, and were reluctant to leave.

They were given a lift home in a taxi, escorted by a patrol car as a precaution.

The sold-out 29th instalment of the world-famous celebration of heavy metal hosted about 75,000 people this year, with headline acts including Judas Priest, In Flames and Hatebreed.