Wear Flowers in Your Hair

Wear Flowers in Your Hair
Kendl Johnson persuades CJ and Cesar to develop the garage
Kendl Johnson persuades CJ and Cesar to develop the garage

Kendl Johnson persuades CJ and Cesar to develop the garage
Game GTA San Andreas
For Carl Johnson
Location San Fierro
Unlocks 555 We Tip
Air Raid (if Zero's RC shop has been purchased)
Unlocked by Are You Going to San Fierro?

Wear Flowers in Your Hair is the thirty-eighth storyline mission, thirty-sixth central storyline mission, tenth exile chapter mission and the last sequential mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, started by protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson under the inspiration of aging hippie The Truth from his garage in Doherty, San Fierro, San Andreas.


Carl, Cesar, Kendl and The Truth enter the garage in San Fierro. Furious that Catalina's new boyfriend gave him this run down, old Xoomer station, the Doherty Garage, instead of a pink slip when he won the race, Carl bursts into frustration and even goes on to curse Catalina in front of cousin Cesar. Determined to turn the place around as she sees potential in it, Kendl schools Carl on his attitude and Cesar nodding in agreement convinces Carl that the trio should give it a go. Meditating as he hears them talk, The Truth reveals he knows a few acquaintances who can help turn the garage into a successful chop-shop and has Carl drive to specific locations in the city to meet them; eventually, the duo succeed in convincing Dwayne, Jethro, and Zero to join the venture.

During the drive, The Truth asks Carl to make a few seemingly random stops to monitor the activities of some mysterious vans. One of the stops he asks Carl to make is directly in front of San Fierro Medical Center, where The Truth admonishes the other passengers to not think of what is passing through their eyes, as a van emerges from the medical center's parking lot. Without explanation, The Truth urges Carl on to the next stop. Later, he makes another stop in front of the San Fierro Police Headquarters in Downtown San Fierro, as the same van passes again.


(Carl, Cesar, The Truth and Kendl are entering Carl's newly acquired garage in San Fierro.)

CJ: Mother-fucker! That mute asshole! That fucking snake without a tongue! Gave me this shit-hole instead of a pink slip? I must be the biggest fucking idiot in the whole fucking world!

Cesar: Holmes, take it easy. At least we're alive.

The Truth: Carl, friend, fellow traveler, relax, man. You're really killing my fucking vibe here!

CJ: Well, I'm sorry I'm fucking up your vibe, old man, but I can't wait to get my hands on that mute (to Cesar) and your bitch ass cousin.

Cesar: My cousin? You're gonna dis' my familia?

CJ: My bad, man. I'm just pissed for all of us. I mean look, we in a strange place, we got shit to our name, and for once I try to make something work, this garage, and it ain't even a garage.

Kendl: Then make it into a garage.

CJ: Oh, that's a great idea, sis! Won't you shut up?

Kendl: You know what, Carl, you are a fucking idiot. Your whole life you've wanted something for nothing. Now you've got something, and you don't know what to do with it. Well, make it good enough. We'll help, right?

Cesar: We got your back, CJ.

Kendl: C'mon stop tripping, man. (to CJ and Cesar) Both of you.

The Truth: Woah man, the energy here - it's fantastic. Ommmmm...

CJ: Yeah, alright, but how am I gonna find some good mechanics to work up in here, man?

The Truth: I know a few guys. Come with me, friend. They're good people, I swear it.

CJ: Oh, man - I'm about to ride with this fool again?

(Carl and The Truth are outside the garage.)

The Truth: C'mon, man, there's these two guys I know - used to work on marine engines, 'til the mob bought their business over in Vice. Now they try and make ends meet by taking any old job. They're a little bit dulled by their habit, but the smoke don't get in the way of their skills with an engine. We'll pick up Jethro first. Last I heard, he was working at a garage over Easter Basin.

(Carl and The Truth start driving towards Easter Basin.)

CJ: How'd you meet these dudes anyway?

The Truth: I met them at the '89 Fierro Love In, apparently.

CJ: Apparently?

The Truth: You know how it is, man. Crazy ass music, a quart of mescaline vodka, polar bears...

CJ: Polar bears?

The Truth: Yeah, good figure. But they were funny guys man. Great sense of humour! (as they enter Easter Basin) This here's Vietnamese gang territory. Da Nang Boys. Shining Razors. Butterfly Children. Watch yourself, dude! These cats are real serious.

(Carl and The Truth pull up at a gas station. Jethro is working under a car.)

The Truth: Hey, Jethro! Hop in, man. I've landed you a real job.

Jethro: Hey there Truth dude! (sits in the Emperor) Oh man, do I owe you? Coz I swear I paid for that weed, dude!

The Truth: No, man, we're good, I think. Jethro, Carl. Carl, Jethro.

CJ: Whassup, man?

The Truth: Can we swing by the hospital, it's over in Santa Flora district, west of here.

CJ: Yeah, you sick?

The Truth: No. The government is, but that's a long story.

Jethro: (as they start driving) So you know like, what's the deal dudes?

CJ: I'm opening a garage in Doherty, by the waste ground. You know, car mods, lowriders, all that shit. You down?

Jethro: Do polar bears shit in the woods?

The Truth: No, but they've been known to shit in the liquor tent, if I remember it right?

Jethro: Yeah, that was like, so far gone man!

(Carl, The Truth and Jethro pull up outside the hospital.)

CJ: What we here for, anyway?

The Truth: Nothin'. Ooh, don't look. Cover your faces. Think about a yellow rubber duck.

(A van pulls out from the hospital.)

CJ: You tripping again.

The Truth: Sshhh!

(The van drives past them and goes.)

The Truth: OK, I've seen enough. Let's go see if we can find Dwayne.

Jethro: He's working a hotdog van at the tram terminal in King's.

CJ: C'mon Truth dude. What's that all about?

The Truth: You don't wanna know.

CJ: Why?

The Truth: Do you know what a subdermal neurophone is?

CJ: A what?

The Truth: Exactly. Sometimes it's best to stay in the dark, kid.

(Carl, The Truth and Jethro pull up outside a hotdog van where Dwayne is.)

The Truth: Dude, Dwayne, man, how's the hotdog business?

Dwayne: It's totally shit. Why, what's happenin'?

The Truth: (as Dwayne arrives close) Uh, my friend Carl here is opening a chop shop. Jethro's in, how about you?

Dwayne: Ah yeah, cool man. Uh I've got like some shit to take care of first though. So uh, you tell me where you guys are going to be at and I'll meet you dudes there.

CJ: The garage is on the waste grounds in Doherty. I'll see y'all later. (Dwayne leaves)

The Truth: OK, next stop the cop station downtown.

CJ: What? You out your mind! Why?

The Truth: If I told you, the likelihood is you'd get a probe up your ass within a month.

Jethro: Like, listen to the man, dude, he's real serious about that shit.

CJ: Wuh? OK, but you're starting to freak me out with all that space shit, man.

(Carl, The Truth and Jethro are outside the police station.)

The Truth: OK, you know the drill. Don't look interested in anything.

(The same van that came out of the hospital pulls around the corner.)

The Truth: Picture a pink golf ball in your mind.

(The van goes down the street and away from them.)

The Truth: OK, we're good to go.

CJ: Where to next, Spacehead?

The Truth: There's an electronics guy I've had dealings with, goes by the name of Zero. He could fix a supercomputer with a paperclip. He's got his own shop, but he's always ready to help fellow travellers along the path. Let's go introduce you to him.

(Carl drives out to Garcia.)

CJ: What's going on, Truth? Who was them dudes?

Jethro: Don't go there, man.

The Truth: Listen to Jethro. Now what if I told you we never went to the moon, JFK lives in Scotland with Janis Joplin, and the only reason we have been in the cold war for the last 45 years was because snake-headed aliens ran the oil business.

CJ: I think you popped another microdot.

The Truth: Good! Keep it that way.

(Carl, The Truth and Jethro pull up outside Zero's shop. Zero is sitting on a bench outside his shop.)

Zero: Leave me alone Berkley! This is stalking! (notices The Truth) Oh, hey, Truth.

The Truth: Get in, I'll fill you in as we drive. Home, James! (Zero hops into the car and they start driving) Carl, Zero. Zero, Carl.

CJ: Wassup?

The Truth: Carl here is opening a garage around the corner. I told him you're the man to speak to when it comes to electronics.

Zero: (laughs) Actually, I'm the only man to speak to. Grade-A, tip-top genius, that's me. You should drop by the shop sometime, see some of my shit, bro.

CJ: Yeah, I'll do that.

(Carl, The Truth, Jethro and Zero pull into the garage.)

Carl: OK, we here.

(All except The Truth walk into Carl's garage, now including Dwayne. Cesar and Kendl are already in there.)

CJ: (explains to Dwayne, Jethro and Zero) A week of hard work and we'll transform this place. (turns to the garage) Hey, Cesar! Come over here.

Cesar: Whassup, B?

CJ: Cesar, this is Jethro, Dwayne and Zero.

Dwayne: Hey man.

Jethro: Dude.

Zero: Salutations, my sibling!

Cesar: Horale, let's get to work.

Kendl: Hey Carl, look - I think I found a way for us to get paid.

CJ: I ain't going to no college to study no accounting!

Kendl: No, idiot, property!

CJ: Decorating ain't exactly my thing, either.

Kendl: No, property development! Look, you buy a dump like this, fix it up and sell it. Or better yet, you turn the property into a business. The snowball gets bigger...

CJ: I dunno, sis, this all sounds big time to me.

Kendl: Look, Carl, this place is gonna get on its feet, and when it does, we are gonna have money. If you want to make something of yourself, you gotta let your money work for you.

CJ: Look, I wouldn't even know where to start.

Kendl: Look, you two concentrate on the garage, and let me work the property thing, OK?

Cesar: Yeah, that's my baby girl right there, holmes!

CJ: Man, you chose her, I'm stuck with her!


There is no reward for this mission, but the mission 555 We Tip is unlocked. Also, Zero calls you and says that his landlord is selling his shop. Presuming that you bought it (for $30,000), the mission Air Raid is unlocked.

Post-mission Phone Call

CJ: Who's this?

Zero: Sorry, Carl, are you busy?

CJ: Zero? No man, good to hear from you, what's up?

Zero: Disaster! My landlord is selling this shop. I have nowhere to go, and no safe haven from Berkley.

CJ: Oh, I'm looking to invest in some property at the moment. Maybe I'll swing by.


  • If Zero is killed, he will drop Satchel Charges. The "remote control" he has is actually the Detonator for the Satchel Charges.
  • Sometimes, about 1 of 10 of Zero's models is missing when you drive at his place. There's another model instead, Zero, and the game will crash. This glitch occurs also in some other missions, but specifically in this mission.
  • There is a reference to the game GTA: Vice City, The Truth tells Carl about the Jethro and Dwayne who works around San Fierro because the mob bought their business in Vice City - a reference to Tommy Vercetti, who might have bought Jethro and Dwayne's Boatyard in Vice City, forcing them to leave the city and later end up in San Fierro.
  • During the mission, if Carl leaves the car, The Truth talks to him using the same distorted voice as Mike Toreno.
  • The name of the mission - along with the mission Are You Going To San Fierro? which unlocks the mission - is a reference to the Scott McKenzie song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)".
  • In the last cutscene the song heard playing in the background is "Check Yo Self" by Ice Cube, the song could also be heard on Radio Los Santos.
  • You can get off the car and shoot to destroy Zero's toy, he will still sit there as if still playing his toy.


Video Walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos