Wacken Open Air Festival in southwest Germany is the largest gathering of heavy metal bands in the world. This year, scions of the heavy metal world like Judas Priest, Sepultura, Dimmu Borgir, and Nightwish converged once again to bring planet Earth the heaviest music in the known universe. Which is precisely the kind of event that two aging pensioners were hoping to make before their plans were foiled by the local police.
According to FOX 8, the two men were found making their way to the festival before being reported missing by their nursing home. The pensioners appealed to the police’s sensibilities, but ultimately were escorted back to their taxi as a “precaution.”
It is not clear if they were among the 75,000 people who purchased tickets to the festival. This is the 29th year the festival has taken place and to metal fans of all ages, we say, “for those about to rock, we salute you.”