Carson Daly remembers his harrowing expertise at Woodstock ’99 effectively. As a result of 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 ordinary.
“I have been getting requested about #woodstock99 a ton lately,” he wrote in an Aug. 12 Instagram put up. “All I can say is I believed I used to be going to die. It began off nice, TRL stay from the aspect of predominant stage interviewing all of the bands (like Jay from Jamiroquai) & began getting pelted with bottles, rocks, lighters, all of it. It acquired insane, quick. Dusk, Limp [Bizkit] performs ‘Break Stuff’ & the prisoners have been formally operating the jail.”
Finally, he and his crew determined to flee. “My boss @MTV Dave says to our workers/crew backstage, ‘We are able to not assure your security, it is time to go!’ I bear in mind being in a manufacturing van driving recklessly by means 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 in a foreign country throughout army battle. I’ve so many enjoyable recollections from that period, this was not considered one of them. Evidently, I have not taken the fam again to Rome, NY for a trip.”
Daly, then the host of MTV’s video countdown present “Whole Request Reside,” also referred to as “TRL,” was masking the pageant for the channel earlier than he needed to flee. In contrast to the 1969 celebration of peace and adore it tried to emulate, because the Netflix documentary showcases, Woodstock ’99 concerned fires, property destruction, polluted and poisonous water, and rather 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.