Carson Daly remembers 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 not too long ago,” he wrote in an Aug. 12 Instagram put up. “All I can say is I assumed I used to be going to die. It began off nice, TRL stay from the aspect of major 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 operating the jail.”
Finally, he and his staff determined to flee. “My boss @MTV Dave says to our employees/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 abroad throughout navy battle. I’ve so many enjoyable reminiscences from that period, this was not one among them. For sure, I have never taken the fam again to Rome, NY for a trip.”
Daly, then the host of MTV’s video countdown present “Whole Request Dwell,” often known as “TRL,” was protecting the pageant for the channel earlier than he needed to flee. Not like 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 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.