Carson Daly recollects his harrowing expertise at Woodstock ’99 nicely. 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 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 dwell from the facet of major 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 had been formally operating the jail.”
Finally, he and his workforce 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 keep 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 keep 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 in every 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 masking the pageant for the channel earlier than he needed to flee. In contrast to the 1969 celebration of peace and find it irresistible 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.