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Listen, I met a big player! We'll get big money for doing practically nothing!
Lance Vance

The Audition is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by his brother Lance Vance from his hotel room in Downtown, Vice City.


Victor visits Lance at his hotel suite. Lance is on the phone at the time and claims he has found a new "player" by the name of Bryan Forbes, who has inside information on incoming drug shipments to the city. Later that night, at midnight, the duo drive to the King Knuts burger bar Downtown where Lance calls Forbes again. Lance informs Vic that Forbes has hidden some drugs in his car which is currently in the impound yard. At that moment, a group of armed robbers enter the restaurant and hold the diners hostage.

Vic and Lance escape from the restaurant but find themselves surrounded by the police. Mistakenly believing the Vance brothers were responsible, the police pursue them. The brothers drive to the Vice City Port Authority building in Viceport, where they steal a motorbike, drive onto the roof and use a ramp to jump onto the building over the impound. After locating Forbes' car, Vic and Lance drive it over a ramp out of the impound. Once clear of the impound, Lance drives off to meet Forbes.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to the King Knut's in Downtown by 1:15.
  • You need to get Forbes's car by 6:15. Leave.
  • Take Lance to the Port Authority Building.
  • Ride up the staircase to get onto the roof.
  • Ride over the ramp to jump the gap.
  • Enter the impound.
  • Get Forbes' car back.
  • Escape from the vehicle impound by using the ramp.

Post-Mission Pager Message

Lance: I've dropped off the car Bro'. See you at Forbes place...


The reward for completing the mission is $750 and the mission Money for Nothing is unlocked, along with the first Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound side mission.


Victor Vance goes to see Lance Vance at his hotel room in 1412 Hoarmont Avenue, and finds his brother talking to someone on the phone.
Lance: I am Lance Vance, baby - you can trust me. Lance T Vance - T for "Trust"...great. Yeah, love. I love you, man! No, not in a funny way...yeah, a'ight. Ciao.
Victor: What was that?
Lance: Nothing.
Victor: Didn't sound like nothing.
Lance: Vic, look at me - it was nothing!
Victor: And you look at me - what was that about?
Lance: You'll thank me.
Victor: Like I haven't heard that before. What have you done?
Lance: I found a way in - two kids, broken home, no education, no father...
Victor: (not in subtitles) What?
Lance: ...and rich as shit! It's the American dream, baby! Pete with good medical treatment.
Victor: We're not kids.
Lance: We're young at heart! Listen, I met a big player - and we'll get big money for doing absolutely nothing.
Victor: This better not be drugs.
Lance: We won't be touching no drugs, man, c'mon! Y'know, I'm your brother, you can trust me.
Vic and Lance head outside at midnight and get into a Cheetah.
Victor: So, who is this 'player'?
Lance: My man's name is Forbes: he's gonna call us at the burger bar any minute now, so let's get down there pronto.
Vic and Lance head to a nearby King Knuts bar, where Lance talks to Forbes on the phone.
Lance: So merchandise is hidden in the car's side panels? Ah, yeah, no problem...
After Lance finishes talking with Forbes...
Lance: Okay, we're gonna pick up Forbes' car.
Victor: That's it? No drugs? Some 'player'.
Lance: Man, give me a break! There's no winning with you.
Vic and Lance see robbers inside the bar.
Lance: Aw, shit! You gotta be kidding me.
Robber: Okay, nobody move! C'mon, hands where I can see 'em! Do it!
All civilians raise their hands, but one civilian decides to run off, and gets gunned down by one of the robbers.
Robber: I said nobody fucking move!
Vic and Lance attempt to escape the bar, either by killing the robbers or simply leaving. Either way, Lance and Vic find themselves surrounded by cops outside, being mistaken for the robbers.
Lance: Man, that's just typical! They think we did it?! This is bullshit!
Vic and Lance make their escape and head to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound in Viceport, where Forbes' car is waiting. They kill the impound guards that stand in their way and enter the car, where its alarm goes off.
Lance: C'mon, let's get the car outta here.
Victor: I don't get it, how is stealing one dumb car gonna make us rich?
Lance: I've got everything covered, man.
Victor: Are there drugs hidden in the car?
Lance: Just chill, man. Be cool.
Vic and Lance jump the ramp and escape the impound lot.
Lance: Great driving, Vic...but, um, it's best that I take it from here.
Victor: Hey-hey, what are you doing?!
Lance takes the driving seat and kicks Vic out of the car.
Lance: Forbes doesn't know you, man, he wouldn't trust you. See you later, baby!
Lance drives away.
Victor: LANCE! You asshole!


Video Walkthrough

PS2 Version


  • This is the only time in the game that a King Knuts Burger Bar is accessible.