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Mibba
March 3rd, 2007 at 08:16am
On the old GSB there was a possible meaning for this song claiming that it was based on an actual "86'd list" which George Bush was added to at the same time as Green Day.
Does anyone have more information about this list?
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March 3rd, 2007 at 10:23pm
86 is about them being banned from Gilman Street.
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March 3rd, 2007 at 10:33pm
Yeah, what Erin said, and Green Day have talked about this song in interviews and have explained the meaning
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Mibba
March 5th, 2007 at 04:45pm
I know its about Gilman, but on the old GSB it said that Gilman Street released a list known as the "86'd" list of people banned from shows.
That may just be a rumour about George Bush though
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Mibba
March 11th, 2007 at 09:10am
Jimmy4Whatsername:
I know its about Gilman, but on the old GSB it said that Gilman Street released a list known as the "86'd" list of people banned from shows.
That may just be a rumour about George Bush though

Why would George Bush be banned from Gilman Street? Well, maybe he is. But I don't see him every going there anyways.

It was probably a joke. But Green Day have been on the list since.. they signed to a major label.
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January 8th, 2008 at 09:28am
i think this song is pretty sad, because it's horrible being rejected by people who used to be your friends. i don't know, maybe i'm too exaggerated but the phrase "and there's no return from 86" makes me think that the guys felt horrible and abandoned.
it's my point of view, anyway, =)
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June 26th, 2009 at 08:51am
Also, to '86' something is to get rid of it - linking to them being banished from Gilman.

I have no idea where the phrase originated from, but I remember reading that it's a phrase that waiters use a lot in kitchens - 'a burger, 86 the onions'
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May 2nd, 2010 at 05:19am
yeah, it´s about being banned from Gilman Street
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