Jack and Melissa find path to freedom from inside the Golden Gai

A tourist couple lost in the Golden Gai since early February managed to find a path to freedom yesterday after a blaze guttered part of the entertainment district.

“We hadn’t seen daylight for months, the fire cleared the way for us to continue in a straight line for more than five metres,” said Jack Finch.

The fire spread to four small buildings destroying around 2,545 bars.

The couple had heard ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams sung on several karaoke machines at least thirty times over the past couple of months.

“I was sick of it after the second time,” said Melissa.

“And honestly, if I hear someone attempting Eminem one more time I will lose it – speaking into a microphone is not rapping.”