Carson Daly Remembers Woodstock ’99

Carson Daly recollects his harrowing expertise at Woodstock ’99 properly. Because of the new Netflix documentary “Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99,” which particulars the pageant, the notorious occasion has been on the previous talk-show host’s thoughts greater than standard.

“I have been getting requested about #woodstock99 a ton just lately,” he wrote in an Aug. 12 Instagram submit. “All I can say is I believed I used to be going to die. It began off nice, TRL reside from the aspect of important stage interviewing all of the bands (like Jay from Jamiroquai) & began getting pelted with bottles, rocks, lighters, all of it. It received insane, quick. Dusk, Limp [Bizkit] performs ‘Break Stuff’ & the prisoners had been formally working the jail.”

Ultimately, he and his crew determined to flee. “My boss @MTV Dave says to our employees/crew backstage, ‘We will not assure your security, it is time to go!’ I bear in mind being in a manufacturing van driving recklessly by way of corn fields to get to security,” he wrote. “It was so loopy & a blur now. I simply bear in mind feeling like I used to be overseas throughout army battle. I’ve so many enjoyable reminiscences from that period, this was not considered one of them. Evidently, I have never taken the fam again to Rome, NY for a trip.”

Daly, then the host of MTV’s video countdown present “Complete Request Reside,” also referred to as “TRL,” was protecting the pageant for the channel earlier than he needed to flee. In contrast to the 1969 celebration of peace and like it tried to emulate, because the Netflix documentary showcases, Woodstock ’99 concerned fires, property destruction, polluted and poisonous water, and far more. One other HBO documentary, “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage,” which aired in 2021, additionally detailed the disaster, which noticed cops in riot gear descend on festivalgoers as they trashed a vendor’s village, amongst tons of different chaos.

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