On Friday, two gentlemen left their nursing home in Germany for the “Metal Mecca.”
They were found at 3 a.m. when the Wacken Open Air (aka Metal Mecca) was enjoying its last band for the night. The festival is the largest heavy metal festival in the world, lasting four days, located in Wacken, Germany.
The police who located the runaways described them as “disoriented and dazed.” A similar description could probably apply to many of their fellow metal heads. Details such as how far the festival was from the nursing home, how they got there, and if that was their intended destination are all still unknown.
Nonetheless, Twitter was inspired.
Good for you, you only live once.
— Umfaster Real Patriot (@40987957) August 6, 2018
Guess you're never too old.
— Color Me Red (@ColorMeRed) August 6, 2018
Rock on dudes. Rock on.
— Paula Zirinsky (@paulazirinsky) August 6, 2018
— Ellen McGregor (@EllieMae411) August 6, 2018
I hope this is my friends and me one day.
— Mike Hein (@HeinMike) August 5, 2018
When I grow old I would like to be like these two elderly men who escaped their nursing home to go to Wacken metal festival https://t.co/6ngHg06M3A
— Laura Halminen (@LauraHuu) August 5, 2018
“Two elderly men have escaped from a nursing home in Germany to rock out. They were found disoriented and dazed at 3am at Wacken Open Air, the world's biggest heavy metal festival.”
It’s not a phase, mum.
— shaunjumpnow (@shaunjumpnow) August 6, 2018
— Esther Crow (@mcesto) August 5, 2018
YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO BANG YOUR DAMNED HEAD!!
A pair of residents at a German assisted living facility caused panic among the staff when they couldn't be found. As it turned out, they sneaked out so that they could attend the Wacken Open Air… https://t.co/iRTMh84uGZ
— @SteelCageRockRadio (@raysteele07) August 4, 2018
Someone please turn this into a movie
— Fashion Mixtape™ (@fashionmixtape) August 5, 2018
That's the most metal thing I've ever heard of.
— Andrew Challand (@AndrewChalland) August 5, 2018
Rock on, gentlemen.