DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Brian At The State Fair Of Texas

March 12, 2012 3:00 AM

dyr dfw DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Brian At The State Fair Of Texas

“I have a ton of cup holders, at least four, yet no cruise control.”

The Ride
The Driver: Brian
Car in Question: 2011 Nissan Versa
Spotted at: The State Fair of Texas, 3921 Martin Luther King JR Blvd., Dallas, TX 75223
Odometer: 2,316


Q: I love Nissan. They are great rides. What can you tell us about yours?

A: It’s a 2011 Nissan Versa. My other car was hit. I went to the dealership. That’s all I could afford. Therefore, I got this car. I enjoy it. It gets me from point A to point B. It has what I need. It’s got the auxiliary input for my iPod, a CD player, A/C. It’s new, so I mean…

Q: No complaints. Got it. It looks very new. What’s your odometer at?

A: It’s 2,316. It had six miles on it when I bought it.

Q: What is your car’s main use?

A: Getting to the office. Then into Deep Ellum to harass people with my flyers for shows that they all need to be at.

Q: Have you taken any road trips yet?

A: Well, I got it a month and a half ago, so no, unless you consider driving to Dallas every day a trip!

Q: I don’t consider that a road trip either. Any rules in your car?

A: Don’t be stupid about it! Smoke out the window and don’t make a mess because I do that enough already.

Q: How about a theme song for your car?

A: I’ve been listening to a lot of the new Mastodon, the new Opeth, some Darkest Hour. It’s a mix, really.

Q: We’re here today outside the State Fair of Texas. What do you think of it?

A: It’s not that I don’t like it. it’s just that last summer when it opened, it was the same night as Slayer. It was a giant traffic cluster and I missed seeing Anthrax because of it. I still hold a grudge. I’m not opposed to going. I like eating the fatty foods.

Q: What is your favorite feature on your car?

A: It’s pretty roomy. Looking at it, you wouldn’t think it’s very big, but I can throw all my crap back there, all my posters and junk. The worst thing is that it doesn’t have cruise control.

Q: Really? I see you have adequate cup holders, but they skimped on the cruise control.

A: I have a ton of cup holders–at least four–yet no cruise control. And there’s no armrest either, so my arm’s just there. Feels weird.

Photos and interview by Lacy Mahone

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