A corruption of a line in the song American Pie, used in past tense reference to getting dangerously close to a Boiling Liquid Evaporating Vapor Explosion. Such explosions are often delayed for some time after the start of a fire heating a closed vessel containing liquid. The fire makes a telltale plume that draws spectators, who often bring their video cameras, and then the container bursts, producing the BLEVE.
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the BLEVE...
I drove my Chevy to the BLEVE and melted my sunglasses.