Two German elders trade nursing home for ‘world’s largest’ heavy metal fest

Brenda Watkins
August 6, 2018

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

The pair's escape caused panic among the staff when they couldn't be found with the nursing home alerting police of their disappearance.

In a plot taken straight out of The Simpsons or Family Guy, two elderly men have been returned to the confines of their nursing home after escaping to attend German metal festival, Wacken Open Air.

A police spokeswoman said they were in a "disoriented and dazed" state but nonetheless were reluctant to leave, Deutsche Welle reported. "The care home quickly organised return transport after police picked them up".

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A police spokesperson remarked, rather nonchalantly, that the men "obviously liked the metal festival" which is a statement that is likely to rank in the higher echelons of the Great Ders of History.

The 2018 concert marked the Wacken Festival's 29th year, which saw a sold-out crowd of more than 75,000 people.

We don't know the names of these absolute LADs and haven't seen them but we can just imagine them rocking out with a zimmer frame covered in mud watching the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Headline acts included Danzig, Judas Priest, Hatebreed and In Flames. One thing is for sure, these two elderly gentlemen are GOALS.

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