Anxious staff at the German nursing home alerted the police after the pair vanished.
The line-up at Wacken Open Air over the weekend included acts such as Judas Priest and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The men were reluctant to leave the four-day festival so police escorted them home with the help of a taxi and a patrol vehicle. Police reported they were "disorientated and dazed".
"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 Washington Post on Monday. Wacken Open Air is one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in the world. The problem is, they leave them behind when they go.
Police praised all the people attending the worlds largest metal festival and said that apart from some drug seizures, the crowd was incredibly well behaved.
And according to the police, they were none too happy to be found - so much so that a patrol auto had to accompany a taxi sent by the nursing home to make sure they returned.
Wacken Open Air responded: "Seriously?"
The residency alerted police once the individuals were determined to be missing and responders found the duo at around 3 a.m in attendance at Wacken.
You're never too old to rock on.