Glamorous and exotic in that European kinda way but through the fog of alcohol fumes and the stench of chips grease you sensed a dark tale of struggle and pale bare legs on a cold winter's night.
The Continental D supports erected at Parkhead in the early 1970's speak of the club's glory days, of the second half of 9-in-a-row and the time the club from the poorest suburb in Europe made such stats a nonsense by appearing in 5 European Cup semi-finals in 8 years.
The big nights in Europe continued till about 1980 -
when common sense re-cohered and, as the glory faded the old D supports were supplanted in 1990 with a bland new set that made cutting the grass easier. The D's were consigned to history altogether - along with the high of the glory days and the biggest of European nights - when the new Celtic Park was built in the 1990's, complete with trendy box-nets.
Whisper it - one of my favourite goals scored in the old nets was this one -