No this isn’t the synopsis for a comedy or a joke. Two missing elderly were recently discovered at a metal show.
Per The Washington Post:
Authorities said the pair went missing from their retirement home in Dithmarscher, a rural district in Schleswig-Holstein, and were found to have traveled about 25 miles to Wacken Open Air, a days-long festival not far from Hamburg.
Peter Berndt, a spokesman for the Itzehoe police department, said the two men were thought to have made their way to the festival by foot and public transport, though it is unclear when exactly they arrived in Wacken and how much time they spent at the festival.
Authorities told the Deutsche Welle that retirement home personnel had alerted police that the two men were missing.
The men — who were not identified by authorities — were located “disoriented and dazed” at the Wacken at 3 a.m. Saturday, police said.
“They were then taken to the medical tent on the festival site and were sent back by taxi at around 6:30 a.m.,” Berndt told The Washington Post on Monday. “We had to explain to them why they had to go home — but in the end, they went back voluntarily.”
Wacken Open Air — which bills itself as “the Metal Mecca” — draws about 75,000 metalheads from all over the world each year, according to the festival’s Facebook page. Among this year’s scheduled performers: Walking Dead on Broadway, Judas Priest, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse and Die from Sorrow.
The police officers said the elderly men were intrigued by the music. A photo below showing other elderly attendees tweeted out by the venue stating, You’re Never Too Old To Rock!