When the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany reported on two older men who had fled their nursing home to attend their heavy metal festival, news stations around the world had eaten it. The story was not quite right. As it turned out, the men were not old at all and did not live in a nursing home. So, what really happened?
Wacken Open Air Festival
Since 1990, the Wacken Open Air Festival celebrates Heavy Metal every August in Germany. The festival northwest of Hamburg lasts four days and has grown to almost 200 bands and 86,000 heavy metal rockers. This year, two metalheads aged 58 and 59, who actually lived in a psychiatric facility, decided to escape and rock at the festival.
The duo made it to Wacken, but could not go to the festival without tickets. They had to improvise!
Dreams of fun with the usual crowd
Despite their disappointment that they could not celebrate with the crowd at the annual festival, they decided that celebrating it outdoors was good. They started drinking and had a good time with the others in town, forgetting about the time. They thought it would be fun to rock with their new friends in Wacken and take the bus home. Too bad that their timing had expired.
The last bus came and went without the couple, and they were left at the bus stop with no way home.
A resilient homecoming
In the meantime, that's spiritual health The facility discovered her absence and the police began their search. Around 3 o'clock in the morning, the police finally found the party animals at the bus stop, who were still affected by their adventure.
They did not want to go back, but after much talk shelves She convinced her it was the best thing, so they drove home in a taxi. Forced shelters of police escorts may not have been what the two rockers had planned, but at least they can say they had a tail for a four-day Heavy Metal celebration.
And that's the true story.