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Derrick Devince: My perfect weekend

Published 01/10/2010 | 05:00

The plan for Saturday night?

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Well, I'm going to be up to my eyes in Hamlet. For a wind down pint, I'd probably go to Kennedy's beside Tara Street Dart station and listen to some good music.

Must-see gig of the weekend?

I might catch a gig in Whelan's. If Le Galaxie are playing at any point, I'll catch them.

Pub/restaurant/club you couldn't live without?

Well, that's definitely Kennedy's. It's an old-man's pub, but the barman plays great music; indie rock and a bit of Can and Neu. It's very rarely crowded. It's one of those well-kept secrets that maybe I'm ruining.

Best weekend ever?

It was at the Electric Picnic, where I ended up meeting my favourite band in the world, Deus. They played an amazing gig.

Worst weekend ever?

Stranded in Poland. I ended up in an underground Polish bar with no windows, playing electronic darts. I missed the van to the airport, which was miles away. I had to get a taxi -- although I did make the plane.

Pre-going out ritual?

Have a few beers with friends. Put on some Smog, particularly the song The Well. Smog? Yes, it's a weird one. But for some reason, it gets you ready for a night out.

Top post-pub munchies?

Brunch in Odessa the following morning.

Weirdest taxi-queue moment?

One taxi driver told me he used to be a [soccer] casual in Scotland. He used to get in fights and stab people. That was edgy.

Best chat-up line at 2am?

Oh God. I once got chatted up by someone who went, 'You look like an asshole'.

Perfect date?

Miss Piggy. I'd take her back to mine.

Derrick Devine appears in The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane at Samuel Beckett Theatre, previewing from tonight as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival

Irish Independent

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