Elderly men escape nursing home for German heavy metal festival

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Two elderly men escaped from their German nursing home over the weekend so they could attend Wacken Open Air.

And my gran can't even stay up past 8:30pm.

The elderly metalheads reportedly did not want to leave the festival so easily. But they had a bloody brilliant time, we bet. This year's lineup featured the likes of Judas Priest, Sepultura, and Behemoth, with Friday in particular highlighted by Cannibal Corpse, In Flames, Nightwish, and Children Of Bodom.

Sure, it wasn't the outcome they were hoping for, but getting a police escort back to a nursing home is pretty badarse.

"They obviously liked the metal festival", police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told Norddeutscher Rundfunk.

On Thursday afternoon, the 29th annual Wacken Open Air festival kicked off in the German town of Wacken.

According to Deutsche Welle, the world-renowned festival sold out with an expected attendance of 75,000 people. And potentially getting involved with a mosh pit or two.

Exactly how far the music festival site is from the nursing home, and how exactly the two men ditched their home after hours is also yet to be reported, so you'd better believe our imaginations have run wild with theories of hot air balloons and underground tunnels.

Police praised festival-goers for good behaviour and said they had only been needed in relation to a few minor drug seizures.