For many, ging is a downright grueling path to the inevitable end of human life. Well, this may not be entirely true and two elderly men can support us.
These senior German citizens decided they want to spend their precious time on a heavy metal concert instead of walking around the home in slippers or sitting in front of the TV.
The annual Wacken Open Air music festival took place in Hamburg, about 25-mile trek from their home. But first, they had to forge an escape plan.
Considered one of the largest heavy metal festivals worldwide, it often features popular rock bands like Judas priest, Death by Sorry, Danzig and Cannibal corpse.
The men joined more than 75,000 other revelers in a four-day heavy metal festival.
While the elderly had the time of their lives, the caretakers noticed their absence and notified the police. A search for the two was initiated and at 3. Am, authorities found the seniors dazed and a bit disoriented.
According to the Washington Post:
“Peter Berndt, a spokesman for the Itzehoe police department, said the two men were thought to have made their way to the festival by foot and public transport, though it is unclear when exactly they arrived in Wacken and how much time they spent at the festival.”
Peter Berndt, a spokesperson for the Itzehoe police department, said:
“They were then taken to the medical tent on the festival site and were sent back by taxi at around 6:30 am. We had to explain to them why they had to go home — but in the end, they went back voluntarily.”
Police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk:
“They obviously liked the metal festival. The care home quickly organized a return transport after police picked them up.”