Elderly Men Escaped Nursing Home To Attend Heavy Metal Fesival

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Two men escaped their nursing home on Friday, August 3 for a night of fun.The elderly men made their big escape to attend a heavy metal music festival in Germany. Local police told TV broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk that the staff at the nursing home contacted authorities after the men went missing from the residence.


Police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld said the men were found at 3 a.m. at Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy metal festival in the world. According to police, the men were reluctant to leave the festival and had to be escorted back to their nursing home. “They obviously liked the metal festival,” Neufeld said. “The care home quickly organized a return transport after police picked them up.

The annual four-day festival in the Wacken village of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany pulls in around 75,000 people each year and the two elderly men were not going to miss it — now that’s what I call a love for music.

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