Elderly men escape nursing home for German heavy metal festival

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

Two elderly men in Germany have reportedly escaped from the nursing home where they resided in order to high-tail it across town to attend a giant metal festival over the weekend.

After some prodding, the men were taken back to the nursing home via a patrol auto and a taxi.

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After a frantic search, police found the metal-heads "disoriented and dazed" at 3am in the grounds of Wacken Open Air, the world's biggest heavy metal festival.

Then, Police found the elderly metalheads at 3 a.m.at Wacken Open Air.

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

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Tickets for next year's Wacken Open Air are now on sale, with a handful of bands including Parkway Drive, Sabaton, Airbourne, Avatar and Meshuggah already confirmed. Headliners included Clawfinger, Dimmu Borgir, In Extremo, Judas Priest, Nightwish, Oomph as well as the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Police praised festival-goers for good behaviour and said they had only been needed in relation to 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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