Are You Going to San Fierro?

Are You Going to San Fierro?
Carl Johnson and The Truth preparing to set fire to the marijuana crops.
Carl Johnson and The Truth preparing to set fire to the marijuana crops.

Carl Johnson and The Truth preparing to set fire to the marijuana crops.
Game GTA San Andreas
For The Truth
Target Burn down a weed farm, then destroy a police helicopter before moving to San Fierro.
Location Leafy Hollow, Flint County, San Andreas
Fail Death of Carl Johnson
Arrest of Carl Johnson
Death of The Truth
Arrest of The Truth
Destruction of the Mothership
Reward Respect
Unlocks Wear Flowers in Your Hair
San Fierro safehouses
5-star wanted level
Unlocked by Farewell, My Love...

Are You Going to San Fierro? is the thirty-seventh storyline mission, thirty-fifth central storyline mission and tenth exile chapter mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given to protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson by aging hippie The Truth from his farm in the Leafy Hollow area of Flint County, San Andreas.


Carl has recently earned a deed to the old Xoomer garage in Doherty, San Fierro. Later, The Truth calls, stating that the weed is finally ready, and asks Carl to come and see him. Carl walks in on the Truth doing a handstand. Not one minute later, a police helicopter is heard outside. The Truth panics, divides two flamethrowers between himself and Carl, and the pair begin to torch the farm, realizing that corrupt C.R.A.S.H. officer Frank Tenpenny has turned his back on The Truth. When they finish, Carl approaches The Truth, who gives Carl a Rocket Launcher. Carl destroys the chopper with the rocket launcher, which the Truth had been saving to turn into a lamp. The two hop into The Truth's Mothership and head to the garage in Doherty, San Fierro. After getting there, the two realize it is run down, which makes Carl a little disgusted.


The Truth: Peace. I've got everything you need, lone traveler. It's in the Mothership back there.

CJ: (enters with a suitcase full of cash) Thanks, man. Look, (keeps it near The Truth) here go your paper.

The Truth: Ah, the karmic circle closes. All is at it should be. Back to the egg. Oooommmmmm.

CJ: (checks a psychedelic camper parked nearby and comes out)Damn, man, there must be two tons of that stuff back there.

The Truth: Threeeee. Ramayanaaaaa....

(Suddenly, police helicopter sounds infest the area.)

The Truth: What the fuck's that noise?

CJ: Hey, that sounds like a chopper.

The Truth: Oh man, narcs! You fucking rat.

CJ: Dude, don't put that on me! You're the one that deals with Tenpenny! (as The Truth passes him a flamethrower) What's all this?

The Truth: Calm, brother; panic paves the way to bad karma.

CJ: Man...

The Truth: We gotta torch those field. I only hope Gaia can forgive us!

(After half the field is burnt, Carl feels smoked up.)

The Truth: Assholes! Right-wing assholes!

CJ: I don't, I don't feel too good...

The Truth: It's a crying shame, ain't it.

CJ: No I mean I think I'm gonna black out!

The Truth: Fight the ocean and you will drown, brother! Carl, man, we'll take the mothership and get our shit out of here!

CJ: Go get her fired up! I'll finish burnin', and I'll follow you!

(After destroying the field, Carl talks to the Truth.)

CJ: We got a chopper on our tail, we'll never shake 'em now.

The Truth: Hold on, I got a little something back here I was saving for a rainy day.

CJ: Holy motherfucker! Where'd you get that?

The Truth: Found it in a bail of Thai Sticks. Shame really, I was going to make it into a lamp.

(While on the way to the garage, they start talking.)

CJ: What you pull over for?

The Truth: You better drive. I have driven in 15 years.

CJ: You was doin' alright.

The Truth: Yeah, then the fear hit me. Now I'm rolling a number to calm the waves!

CJ: Shit, I better call Cesar! (dials phone) Hey Cesar, no time to talk, man! I'm on my way to San Fierro, OK, I'll meet you and Kendl at that garage I won at that races. Holla at y'all later!

(Sometimes later, Carl again strikes a conversation with The Truth.)

CJ: What's with all the aluminum foil, man?

The Truth: Protection from mind control, dude.

CJ: Mind control?

The Truth: Induction of images, sound or emotion using microwave radiation. D'you know how many government satellites are watching any citizen at any moment?

CJ: No.

The Truth: Twenty-three. Do you know how many religious relics are kept at The Pentagon?

CJ: No, I don't.

The Truth: Twenty three. You see a pattern emerging here, man?

CJ: Man, I'm seeing patterns all over the place! Get that smoke out of my face!

The Truth: Hey, you want a hit on this? A little Temple Charas in a cocktail with some Nepalese munga munga.

CJ: Put that thing out, man, I can't see.

The Truth: Hey, mellow out, brother. It's good shit.

CJ: Put it out, motherfucker, I'm warning you!

The Truth: Wooah, chill the fuck out! Firstly, you are a real buzz killer, amigo. And secondly, I never made love to my mother. She wouldn't. And thirdly, we're in this together, so be cool.

CJ: Sorry, man, I just don't drive when I'm faded. Hey, this thing go any faster?

The Truth: Man, we got 3 tons of grass on board, the engine block is held together with a macramé hammock, and it's running on 15-year-old cooking oil.

CJ: Shit. Can you shoot?

The Truth: Shoot? I'm a hippy! The only thing I've shot is acid. I heard about this dude who snorted it once. Thought his nose what a kangaroo and the moon was a dog. Whooo!

(Carl and The Truth arrive in San Fierro.)

The Truth: There she is, brother; San Fierro: the City of Psychedelic Wonders!

CJ: Man, I can't believe I haven't been here before.

The Truth: There ain't a better place to escape the man, man.

CJ: OK, Mr. San Fierro, where the spot at?

The Truth: It's in Doherty on the East side of Fierro, between Garcia and Easter Basin.

CJ: Jesus, we're screwed, when'd you get this?

The Truth: 1967.

CJ: How'd you get around if you don't drive?

The Truth: I have an astral goat called 'Herbie'. She's faster than most, but gettin' old...

(They arrive at the garage.)

The Truth: This is the place. Whoa, Jesus dude, looks like you've been fed a bummer.


The reward for this mission is increased respect. The mission Wear Flowers in Your Hair is unlocked, and so is the ability to purchase safehouses in San Fierro. Also, the ability to obtain a 5-star wanted level is unlocked.


  • This mission tends to crash after the cutscene beginning the mission, on the PC version of the game. It usually only happens if run on the operating system, Windows Vista, for an unknown reason. Perhaps it's because the Windows Vista OS was released a few years after the game was released on PC.
  • After Carl burns several pot plants, he'll complain for not feeling good, and the screen start tilting left and right, as effect of Carl being high from inhaling the weed smoke. Similar effects occur in Boomshine Saigon in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, when Tommy Vercetti becomes intoxicated from the explosion of Phil Cassidy's boomshine; and Purple Haze in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, when Victor Vance becomes high on drugs as he takes a van to a lockup for Gonzalez.
  • When asked where he got his rocket launcher, The Truth mentions he was saving it for a rainy day.
    • A similar situation occurs in Rub Out in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, where Lance Vance, having been asked by Tommy Vercetti about the M4 assault rifles he pulls out from the trunk of his Stallion, mentions that he's "been saving it for a rainy day".
  • To avoid taking damage from the flames, it is best to complete all 12 levels of the Firefighter missions before attempting this mission.
  • For some reason, even if the player has no wanted level while in the farm, when they shoot down the police helicopter, the police radio can still be heard calling out a 10-91 (aircraft destruction) in Leafy Hollow.


See also

Video walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos