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.