You are never too old to sneak out for your favorite music festival. That is what two elderly men proved when they sneaked out of a nursing home Friday to attend Wacken Open Air music festival.
However, their absence was duly noted as the nursing home called the police to report them missing, according to People.
Police finally caught up with the two escapees 25 miles from the nursing home at the festival about 3.am. Merle Neufeld, a police spokesperson, told German outlet Deutsche Welle they were “disoriented and dazed.”
However, the men were not eager to go back to the nursing home and had to be escorted back to the home with a taxi and a patrol car.
Peter Berndt, another spokesperson for the police department, said the two men likely made it to the festival by foot and public transportation.
“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 newspaper. “We had to explain to them why they had to go home-but in the end, they went back voluntarily.”
When a fan alerted Wacken Open Air about the incident, their Twitter account said it did not discriminate against seniors.
According to Deutsche Welle, the world-renowned festival sold out with an expected attendance of 75,000 people. Headline acts included Danzig, Judas Priest, Hatebreed and In Flames.