Elderly Men Escape Nursing Home To Attend Heavy Metal Festival

Credit PA

Credit PA

Not all heroes wear capes, but hopefully these legends wore ear plugs: this Friday, two elderly German men escaped their nursing home to go to a heavy 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.

Just to give you a taste of what they most likely took in, here's Sepultura with their cover of Black Sabbath's "Symptom Of The Universe".

The pair's escape caused panic among the staff when they couldn't be found with the nursing home alerting police of their disappearance. They were said to be, "disoriented and dazed".

Every year the German town of Wacken plays host to the Wacken Open Air Festival.

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Police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk that, "They obviously liked the metal festival".

The festival was sold out with 75,000 people expected to have attended each of the four days. Headliners included Clawfinger, Dimmu Borgir, In Extremo, Judas Priest, Nightwish, Oomph as well as the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Police praised revelers this year for good behavior with little interference needed from police beside a few minor drug seizures.

We can't help but wonder whether they're going to go for round two next year but one thing's for sure, if they need any help we're all over it.

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