Monday 15 August 2022 05:37 PM Carson Daly says Woodstock '99 was 'male toxicity at its worst' trends now

Monday 15 August 2022 05:37 PM Carson Daly says Woodstock '99 was 'male toxicity at its worst' trends now
Monday 15 August 2022 05:37 PM Carson Daly says Woodstock '99 was 'male toxicity at its worst' trends now

Monday 15 August 2022 05:37 PM Carson Daly says Woodstock '99 was 'male toxicity at its worst' trends now

Carson Daly says the car-crash Woodstock '99 was 'male toxicity at its finest' and thought he was going to die at the music festival, the horrors of which are now being laid-bare for the first time in depth by a new Netflix docuseries. 

The TV host was among a group of young correspondents sent to cover the music festival in upstate New York by MTV in 1999. The festival - which billed itself as the modern reincarnation of the iconic 1970s Woodstock - was a disaster from the beginning. 

Three people died, dozens were hospitalized and there were multiple reports of women being sexually assaulted in the crowd. 

The Mickey Mouse security teams were immediately outnumbered and overpowered and in the end, festival organizers along with musicians and journalists ended up running from the event while angry crowds set fire to the vendor stalls, broke into ATMs and tore down equipment. 

It was a worldwide news story at the time but is now being revisited with a post #MeToo glare thanks to the new Netflix docuseries Trainwreck: Woodstock '99. 

Daly, now 49, was 26 when he reported from the festival for MTV. 

Carson Daly was a 26-year-old MTV host at the time.

Carson Daly was a 26-year-old MTV host at the time.

Carson Daly was a 26-year-old MTV host at the time. He is shown having bottles thrown at him, right, and giving a report back to MTV,  left, from the event

A crowd of around 300,000 overtook organizers at the Woodstock '99 festival in Rome, New York

A crowd of around 300,000 overtook organizers at the Woodstock '99 festival in Rome, New York

By the end of the weekend, the unruly crowd began toppling equipment and setting fire to stalls

By the end of the weekend, the unruly crowd began toppling equipment and setting fire to stalls

The crowd ended up setting fire to the vendor stalls and star trailers at the site at the end of the disastrous three day festival 

An aerial view of the overwhelming crowd at Woodstock '99 in Rome, NY

An aerial view of the overwhelming crowd at Woodstock '99 in Rome, NY 

The documentary shows him being pelted with garbage and plastic bottles at one point. 

On Instagram this weekend, after being inundated with questions from friends and fans about what it was like, Daly admitted that he thought he was going 'to die'. 

'All I can say is I thought I was going to die. It started off great...and then started getting pelted with bottles, rocks, lighters, all of it. 

'It got insane. Nightfall and the prisoners were officially running the prison. My boss Dave says to our

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