By: Steve Dellar | 08-05-2018 | News
Photo credit: Wacken Open Air 2018

Germany – Seniors Who Escaped Nursing Home Found At Wacken Heavy Metal Festival

To paraphrase AC/DC’s classic hit and given that we would like to hail the two men in the following tale, we say: ‘For those about to rock, we salute you!’

German press reported that the police search for two elderly male seniors who escaped their nursing home on Friday afternoon in the Schleswig-Holstein region (north of Germany) has now come to an end after the pair were found (to the comic delight of the German press and social media commenters) at 3 am Sunday morning at Wacken open air 2018, the biggest heavy metal festival in the world.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh yeah 🔥 <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wacken2018</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Itsununnu (@JadeGiambo) <a href="">August 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It would appear the senior headbangers were at first reluctant to leave the sold-out four-day festival but police were, in the end, able to convince them.

The two have, as per German law, not been named out of respect for their identities, but police did reveal they were safely escorted back to the nursing home with the help of a taxi escorted by a police car (seems the cops didn’t trust the two men to return home).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Floor Jansen&#39;s Outfit though 🔥🔥🔥<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nightwish</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wacken2018</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Lumi (@LumenExLumen) <a href="">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Wacken Open Air festival is the largest gathering of heavy metal fans in the world, selling out year on year for some 75,000 fans. This year’s headliners included Judas Priest, Hatebreed, Nightwish, In Flames, Running Wild, Arch Enemy, In Extremo, Eskimo Callboy and German favorite Danzig.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">DAS ist <a href="">@Wacken</a>!!! 🤘🏼<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MagentaMusik360</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Magentaverbindet</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Wacken2018</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WOA</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; MagentaMusik 360 (@MagentaMusik360) <a href="">August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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To give you an idea of what goes on, last year a beer pipeline was constructed to serve the festival goers as there were fears that the beer trucks would ruin the spectacle and simply putting a pipeline to serve thirsty metal fans directly was easier (German efficiency you know).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fire in the hole! …I personally f’n hate pyro but I guess it looks cool?!?<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wacken</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wackenopenair</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wackenopenair2018</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wacken2018</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#archenemy</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#heavymetal</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#michaelamott</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#pyrotechnics</a> <a href="">@Wacken</a> <a href="">@DeanGuitars</a> <a href="">@rotosound_uk</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Michael Amott (@Michael_Amott) <a href="">August 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Police sent out a thank you message to metal fans so far as there was very little interference needed from them except for the occasional drug seizure.


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