The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67544 Message #1129542
Posted By: ddw
04-Mar-04 - 11:19 PM
Thread Name: Windsor/Detroit Area Open Mic
Subject: RE: Windsor/Detroit Area Open Mic
It obviously varies from time to time, but for the most part there are very few delays at the border any more — especially coming into Canada. More likely to encounter a bit of bother going back to the U.S., tho' that hasn't been much of a problem lately either. On a Monday night I would be amazed if it takes more than 10 minutes coming in (and maybe only a couple of minutes). Going home, maybe 15 or 20 unless they're on really high alert.
As for bringing instruments, there should be no problem if you're not coming in to play for money. If you're just coming in to meet friends for some music, I doubt they would say much more than "have a good time." Just be sure you can name a couple of the friends and know the address of where you're going.