Daily uk news Carson Daly says Woodstock '99 was 'male toxicity at its worst' and thought he was going to DIE - as new Netflix docuseries reveals how 300,000 rioting fans set fires, overpowered security and sexually assaulted women at car-crash festival
PremierLeague-News.Com - The TV host was among a group of young correspondents sent to cover the music festival in upstate New York by MTV in 1999.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! 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 1969 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. 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 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 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 staff/crew backstage: 'We can no longer guarantee your safety.' 'I remember being in a production van driving recklessly through corn fields to get to safety. It was so crazy and a blur now. 'I just remember feeling like I was in another country in a military conflict. I have so many fun memories from that era, this was not one of them.' Carson, now 49 (right), told co-hosts on Today that the festival was 'male toxicity at its worst' There were multiple reports of women being groped and sexually assaulted in the crowd On Monday morning, Daly told colleagues at the Today show that the festival was 'male toxicity at its worst'.'Everything that could have gone wrong did. It was male toxicity at its worst..
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. it was unhealthy.' The documentary aired on Netflix on August 3 and has already amassed hundreds of thousands of views. It paints a picture of a poorly organized event where the key players tasked with putting it together cared more about profit than the safety or wellbeing of the people there. Musical acts were treated well backstage but in the sprawling festival site, kids had nowhere to find shade, put trash or even fill up their water bottles. The artists who performed, namely Korn and Limp Bizkit, are portrayed as carelessly whipping the crowd up into a frenzy. Kid Rock during Woodstock '99 in Saugerties, New York in Saugerties, New York, United States Rioting fans broke into the ATMs to steal cash after being charged upwards of $20 for a bottle of water One of the most shocking things to have happened at the three-day event was when the crowd commandeered a van and drove it through the mosh-pit during Fatboy Slim's performance in the 'Rave Tent.'When police got to the van and opened it, they found an unconscious girl inside and a man standing over her, doing up his pants. The insinuation in the documentary is that she was raped in the back of the vehicle, hidden in plain sight of the crowd. One of the event organizers, Michael Scott Lang, died in January, before the docuseries aired. He and show promoter John Scher are largely blamed for the chaos. In one scene, he tries to explain away the crimes committed at the festival by saying they are on par with those carried out in a city with a population the size of the crowd. Three people died at the festival, including David Derosia, a 24-year-old who died of heat stroke after collapsing in the crowd. His mother filed a lawsuit against the organizers in 2001, and it remains unresolved.Tara Weaver, a 28-year-old woman, died at the festival after being hit by a car as she left a performance. An unidentified 44-year-old man also died at the festival. A handful of lawsuits were filed against the festival and were settled privately but no one has been criminally charged. A terrifying MTV report from 1999 describes there being 'multiple' incidents of rape and sexual assault that were investigated by police. It's unclear if anyone was ever arrested in connection with the events. 'At least two women were raped in the mosh pit at Woodstock '99 last weekend, according to a volunteer who witnessed one assault and a rape counselor involved in assisting the victim in the other.'In each incident, which occurred on different nights of the three-day, 30th-anniversary Woodstock '99 festival, the woman was allegedly raped and assaulted by multiple men, as concert-goers around the crime cheered her assailants on.'Meanwhile, the internal-investigations office of the New York State Police in Albany announced Wednesday that the on-site trooper-supervisor was suspended without pay following accusations he urged female Woodstock attendees to pose nude for photos with police, Jamie Mills, director of public information, said. The investigation is continuing.'While New York State Police have been vague about reports of sexual-assault cases at Woodstock, officials finally confirmed Thursday (July 29) that they are investigating four alleged rapes said to have occurred during the outdoor concert held on the former Griffiss Air Force base in Rome, N.Y,' the report said.
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