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Carson Daly Remembers Woodstock ’99


Aug 14, 2022
Carson Daly Remembers Woodstock ’99

TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly  on Monday June 13, 2022 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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 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 aspect of essential 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 had been formally operating the jail.”

Finally, he and his group determined to flee. “My boss @MTV Dave says to our workers/crew backstage, ‘We will 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 out of the country throughout army 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 “Whole Request Reside,” also referred to as “TRL,” was overlaying 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.

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