‘The Voice’ host, Carson Daly, Was In Serious Danger, Thinking He Might Die

As the host of “The Voice” for 11 years, Carson Daly is well-known to music lovers. But the NBC singing competitors is only one chapter in an extended profession in music and tv for the 49-year-old. From 1998 to 2003, Daly was the host of MTV’s “Total Request Live (TRL).”

Part of his job was to be surrounded by unruly crowds, so when he was assigned to cowl the mega live performance, Woodstock ’99, he thought it could be par for the course. It seems he could not have been extra fallacious.

Safety First?

Netflix just lately launched a documentary known as “Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99,” which has introduced up a number of traumatic recollections for Daly, and likewise a slew of questions from followers. On August 12, Daly posted on Instagram some photographs from his time on the New York live performance, and wrote, “I believed I used to be going to die.”

Daly continued to recall the harmful expertise, explaining, “It began off nice, TRL dwell from the facet of major stage interviewing all of the bands (like Jay from Jamiroquai) & then began getting pelted with bottles, rocks, lighters, all of it. It acquired insane, quick.”

Woodstock ’99 was meant to copy the peaceable live performance of 1969, the place a mess of rock bands and followers loved peace, love and rock-n-roll for greater than three days. Unfortunately, 30 years and a heap of contributing components led to a completely completely different expertise. According to Newsweek, the 1999 live performance “blended chaos, violence and misogyny to the soundtrack of nu-metal and millennial angst.”

Daly was proper in the course of the chaos. He recounted on Instagram, “Nightfall, Limp performs ‘Break Stuff’ & the prisoners have been formally working the jail.” Newsweek explains, “earlier than performing ‘Break Stuff,’ Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst inspired the group to do precisely that.”

Daly recalled, “My boss @MTV Dave says to our workers/crew backstage, ‘We can not assure your security, it is time to go!’ I bear in mind being in a manufacturing van driving recklessly via corn fields to get to security. It was so loopy & a blur now. I simply bear in mind feeling like I used to be overseas throughout army battle.”

The violence continued at Woodstock ’99 after Daly and the crew reached security. According to Newsweek, “at Woodstock ’99 components of poor administration, price range cuts, excessive temperatures, misogyny, insufficient safety, the music, a disgruntled crowd compelled to pay excessive costs, and the shortage of sanitation have been a disastrous cocktail, finally spilling over into violence, sexual assault, riots and even dying.”

This tragic occasion nonetheless sticks with “The Voice” host. He lamented on Instagram, “I’ve so many enjoyable recollections from that period, this was not one among them. Needless to say, I have never taken the fam again to Rome, NY for a trip.”

Fans Reacted in Awe

Wolf Van Halen, son of the late guitar legend, Eddie Van Halen, commented, “So freaking loopy!” Broadcast journalist Savannah Guthrie requested Daly, “when are you writing your memoir??????”

Some followers remembered the incident taking place dwell. One wrote, “I vividly bear in mind watching you reside as bottles and issues have been getting thrown at you and also you have been dodging them. As a 12 yr old on the time, I feel I simply assumed they did not such as you due to TRL… loopy to appreciate the larger image now as an grownup. What a legendary time it was however dang simply so loopy how unsafe it was.” Another posted, “I used to be there and my solely good reminiscence was assembly you on day 3.”

One grateful fan responded, “Carson you are a legend man. I do not suppose folks give YOU sufficient credit score for creating out teenage years. I’m 35 and have so much to thanks about. So many bands do additionally. TRL was an excellent distraction after f***ed up college. Thank you man. For all the pieces.”

“Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99” is at present streaming on Netflix.


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