Carson Daly recollects his harrowing expertise at Woodstock ’99 effectively. 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 lately,” he wrote in an Aug. 12 Instagram publish. “All I can say is I assumed I used to be going to die. It began off nice, TRL stay from the aspect of foremost stage interviewing all of the bands (like Jay from Jamiroquai) & began getting pelted with bottles, rocks, lighters, all of it. It obtained insane, quick. Dusk, Limp [Bizkit] performs ‘Break Stuff’ & the prisoners have been formally operating the jail.”
Ultimately, he and his workforce 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 out of the country throughout army battle. I’ve so many enjoyable recollections 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 Stay,” also called “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 way 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.