Elderly Men Ditch Nursing Home And Head To World's Biggest Metal Festival

Elderly Men Ditch Nursing Home And Head To World's Biggest Metal Festival
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

8 Aug 2018

We all like to think and hope that when we're ancient we'll be able to have a good laugh and joke without turning into a full-on fossil.

Whether or not that happens will be a different story altogether...

But these two elderly men have proved they're not growing up any time soon when they escaped from their nursing home to attend the world's biggest music festival.

Police found the two OAPs at 3am among the crowd at Wacken Open Air music festival in Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The Metro reported that the ageing metal heads were reluctant to leave the party so police had to send them home in a taxi, escorted by a police car.

Worried staff at the German nursing home alerted the police after the pair vanished.

A local officer, Merle Neufeld, said: "Both were disoriented and apathetic."

But they had a bloody brilliant time, we bet.

Merle added: "They obviously liked the metal festival. The care home quickly organised a return transport after police picked them up."

The festival was sold out with 75,000 people expected to attend each of the four days and out of those 75,000 were a couple of grey-haired geriatrics. Brilliant.