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You're never too old to be a Metalhead

I gotta give it up to Red (follow at @RedOnSlacker) this weekend for sharing what I can only call, “goals.”

You see, Red threw a story at me which involves 2 elderly German men, escaping from a retirement home, to attend this year’s Wacken Open Air. What is at Wacken Open Air? Well I’m glad you asked my wide eye curious friend. Wacken Open Air is one of Germany’s many staple metal festivals that came equipped with Danzig, Judas Priest, Hatebreed, In Flames, Running Wild, and Arch Enemy this year. According to the Deutsche Welle, the two men escaped the home on Friday and were found at 3 in the morning at the festival "disoriented and dazed."

Sounds like a good time to me.

Police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld said they were clearly fans.

"They obviously liked the metal festival," police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk. "The care home quickly organized a return transport after police picked them up."

The 2 gentleman were returned safely back to their nursing home, but man can someone get these heroes some tickets for next year’s festival?

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