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These Heavy Metal Grandpas Prove You’re Never Too Old for Adventure

Heavy Metal Grandpas Prove You’re Never Too Old for Adventure | NextTribe

We usually don’t condone any kind of nursing home escape—but for these heavy metal grandpas, we’re going to make an exception.

Two senior gentleman decided to stage a jailbreak from their nursing home Dithmarscher, a rural district in Schleswig-Holsteinlast, Germany, last week and were found hours later at Wacken Open Air music festival—which is a huge heavy metal gathering with an estimated 75,000 attendees, according to USA Today. Headline acts at this year’s festivities included big names such as Danzig, Judas Priest, Hatebreed, In Flames, Running Wild, Arch Enemy, In Extremo and Eskimo Callboy (just to name a few).

The men were discovered at the show around 3 a.m. and were in no hurry to leave, so police escorted them home with the help of a taxi and a patrol car, says USA Today.

“We had to explain to them why they had to go home,” police spokesman Peter Berndt told The Washington Post. “But in the end, they went back voluntarily.”

If that’s not the definition of YOLO, we’re not sure what is. (And in case you also aren’t sure what the definition of YOLO is either, it’s an acronym the kids are using nowadays that stands for “You Only Live Once.”)

Wacken Open Air—which refers to itself as the “Metal Mecca”—was all about the heavy metal grandpas attending their event and tweeted “you’re never too old too rock.”


—Sarah Lazzari



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