Men Flee Nursing Home to Attend Heavy Metal Festival

Police managed to locate the metalheads
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2018 10:20 AM CDT
Tchort, bass player of the Norwegian black-metal band Emperor, performing during last year's Wacken Open Air fest in Wacken, Germany.   (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)

(Newser) – Some 75,000 people were expected to attend the world's largest heavy-metal festival last weekend, and just two of those attendees are getting international press. That's because the German men allegedly fled their nursing home Friday in order to go to Wacken Open Air, which featured the likes of Judas Priest and Danzig and stages dubbed "Faster," "Harder," and "Louder." Deutsche Welle reports police located the men at 3am, "disoriented and dazed" and wanting to stay. They were returned to the nursing home. A police rep puts it plainly: "They obviously liked the metal festival." (This fugitive surrounded by 60,000 concertgoers was busted by technology.)

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