Two elderly men expressed concerns at the Dithmarsch nursing home when they were found missing.
But it turned out that they escaped and traveled about 15 miles to Wacken Open Air, where a major heavy metal festival was taking place.
According to the WashingtonPost, the men traveled to the festival on foot and by public transportation; Meanwhile, staff at the nursing home contacted the police to report the missing people.
The older men were finally found in Wacken around 3 a.m.
Because they were somewhat disoriented when they were discovered, authorities took them to a medical tent for a health check and returned them to the nursing home a few hours later.
However, the men were reluctant to leave the area but eventually agreed to return.
The festival is considered the “Mecca of Metal” and around 75,000 metal fans from all over the world attend the festival every year, according to their Facebook page.
Performers include Judas Priest, Arch Enemy, Die de Sorrow and Walking Dead on Broadway.
Some netizens reacted to the old man’s determination to stand out despite his age.
The Wacken Open Air Twitter page praises the two men without discriminating against older people, because “you are never too old to play rock.”
Wonderful!!! Instead of feeling “old,” they live like they’re 18!!!
The heart is bigger than most! These people remember that they are still alive!
Can you imagine heavy metals in a nursing home?