Two elderly men 'escape' nursing home to attend German heavy metal festival

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On Thursday afternoon, the 29th annual Wacken Open Air festival kicked off in the German town of Wacken. Police told the Deutsche Welle the men were found "disorientated and dazed".

After an extensive search, the pensioners were found at 3am in the crowd at Wacken Open Air music festival in Germany. The two of them were then taken home in a taxi along with a police escort. The problem is, they leave them behind when they go.

It was a pretty hardcore festival, with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Die From Sorrow and Centuries of Decay on the lineup.

According to local reports, the ageing metalheads were reluctant to leave the party so police had to send them home in a taxi escorted by a police auto.

"They obviously liked the metal festival", a police spokeswoman said. They weren't happy about leaving and had to be escorted out of the festival grounds in a taxi and patrol vehicle.

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The elderly gentlemen aren't the only people from an older generation to appreciate harder music. "How cool is that, please?"

Police at Wacken Festival in Germany.

A couple of aging German metalheads clearly live by the motto that you're never too old to rock and roll.

Visitors in costumes are seen at the Wacken Open Air festival.