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#286935 - 01/18/13 05:15 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: matthew]
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"on the subject of Our Donovan, he also was the one who brought the "Minnesota oh ah" chant." Mathwew
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I don't think I created the "Minnesota oh ah" chant but I will take credit for the lyrics and for being dumb enough to keep doing it at match after match. I think its high point was reached in Chicago prior to the Poland friendly. There was a good 12 or so of us in Section 8 and we all stood and gave it our all. I recall a lot of Section 8ers mumbling about us being displaced Twins fans.

As to "Score, Damm It," I think LS gets the credit.

We should do a continuing thread on all this. Who could forget standing up at the Dallas restaurant and chanting "Stand up if you hate Milwaukee"? The poor waitress from Wisconsin never saw it coming.

Donovan

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#286936 - 01/18/13 05:37 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: c0ldfuse]
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Someone please post the Stars-score-falling-kid series.
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#286939 - 01/18/13 06:33 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: GumbyGrrl]
matthew Offline
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Originally Posted By: GumbyGrrl
You know, a FAQ/History section on the Dark Clouds website is a great idea.

Email/facebook/pm me or post here if you have things we should add.

I'll weed out the crap and try to make it look nice.


Ok I looked and what I have isn't exactly the first meeting of the Dark Clouds but the first meeting of what would become the Dark Clouds. The DC's wouldn't become the DC's for another season or two. There was a period where we were known by no name but just the Dark Cloud symbol, which I believe would follow the season after the link I will provide after this... Or maybe it was for that first the symbol appeared and in 2005 the name started to become used more often.

Anyways, why I feel this is the first meeting of the dark clouds and had it bookmarked was cause it was the first time the group of fans who didn't walk out with the Thunderhead leadership at the grassbowl game against the Timbers finally decided to focus on being more organized and growing. It started at the Local(correction:Brits), the season finally the year before, with us agreeing on starting up a website (what else were we gonna be talking about? The Thunder were thourghly beat by the Battery in that game. Maybe if Ferruzi or Menyongar scored early it would have been different. I am trying to remember who it was now that had an early chance from an early corner. Anybody?) which would become "blueskysoccer". Over that offseason a date and location was picked and it was attended by maybe 15 at the most? Distributor, halfchance, and a friend who never signed up on the board, ajwatt, me, my friend who had the tag bthrow, uchlem, and his mrs., leperchaun, bruce and I think zath?, our donovan?, CL?, Dang?, and, maybe Dan Barnes?. Of course most important was the team rep, a new hire from the defunct Indiana Blast, DjornB. If I forgot anyone please mention you were there.

3/8/2004

After this meeting the group continued to grow and expand into the awesome beast it is today.

I'd try and dig deeper and find more exact info but "Malibu Nights" from The FP soundtrack just came on and it's Friday night.

edit to add: WolfMan Jack was at the GreenMill that night too but not for the meeting. Rather he was there for the deep dish pizza cause he heard, "RAVE REVIEWS!" about it, which is what he told us.


Edited by matthew (01/19/13 03:07 AM)
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#286970 - 01/19/13 01:51 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: matthew]
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Sarah came up with the idea for the Nessy Sock Puppet.

I contacted the Hot Nuts folks about the bags and they sent a giant box for the flag in which my brother cut them up for the labels and sewed the flag.

The Dale Weiler Fan Club can best be remembered for this photo:

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#286971 - 01/19/13 01:55 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: thesuperrookie]
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Gary The Cat: This one is funny. I was setting up banners in the beer garden (the giant BELIEVE one) and I heard Meowing. I swear there was meowing, but I didn't know where it was coming from.

I went to the door that led to underneath the beer garden and looked inside and sure enough there WAS A CAT! No one believed me when I rushed back to the tailgate. KJ snickered and I told him I could prove it!

Sure enough, only Amy came to see the cat and since then the legend of Gary the Cat was born and we started a chant, "Gary Gary The Wonderful Wonderful Cat"

Gary was the original Grumpy Cat.
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#286974 - 01/19/13 02:28 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: thesuperrookie]
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Originally Posted By: thesuperrookie
Sarah came up with the idea for the Nessy Sock Puppet.

I contacted the Hot Nuts folks about the bags and they sent a giant box for the flag in which my brother cut them up for the labels and sewed the flag.

The Dale Weiler Fan Club can best be remembered for this photo:





Wasn't Weiler the player that sent you a postcard from the Thunder's spring training camp in....somewhere warm that year?
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#286980 - 01/19/13 06:17 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: davedujour]
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Registered: 04/27/06
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Pretty sure that is his wife in the purple behind Tim. Who looks more excited?

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#286981 - 01/19/13 06:59 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: jimcrist]
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Loc: Uptown Minneapolis, MN
Oh how I miss Friendly Bob! 'High and Wide' is a classic.

It's great to read this thread. The possibilities are endless.

I remember when Neal first brought Hot Nuts to a match. He'd yell, "Hot Nuts! Get your Hot Nuts here!" "Just don't get the Hot Nuts dust in your eyes!"

Within this History Web Page, Song/Chant development Should be included. I've got "Goals" -Beasty Boys, "The Hustle", "Suicide is Painless" and "Misty". There's so many!!! Wess has been brilliant the last two years...

I have quite a library of photographs going back to pre-Jimmy years. Grilling out of Neal's Soccer Ball Grill comes to mind.

The Score Board, The Blue Wagon, History of Smoke(AJ), Flags/Banners.. Photo's of all our Scarves...

Good thread!
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#286993 - 01/20/13 08:22 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: Hoppy Guy]
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Loved the VuvuNessies!
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#286999 - 01/20/13 12:33 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: Soccer Boy]
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