Entertainment News

Carson Daly was one of a number of correspondents for MTV that covered Woodstock ’99. Since the release of the Netflix docuseries Trainwreck, the infamous festival has been top of mind for many. This especially goes for those that were there.

Daly took to Instagram sharing, “I’ve been getting asked about #woodstock99 a ton recently due to the @netflix doc that’s out. All I can say is I thought I was going to die.”

He continued, “It started off great, TRL live from the side of main stage interviewing all the bands (like Jay from Jamiroquai) & then started getting pelted with bottles, rocks, lighters, all of it. It got insane, fast. Nightfall, Limp plays ‘Break Stuff’ & the prisoners were officially running the prison.”

Daly added, “My boss @MTV Dave says to our staff/crew backstage, ‘We can no longer guarantee your safety, it’s time to go!’ I remember being in a production van driving recklessly through corn fields to get to safety. It was so crazy & a blur now. I just remember feeling like I was in another country during military conflict.”

He concluded, “I have so many fun memories from that era, this was not one of them. Needless to say, I haven’t taken the fam back to Rome, NY for a vacation.”

Woodstock 50: A Timeline of Peace, Love & Disorganization

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.