The Michael Steep tribute video

johnboy 28 February 2011 46

With thanks to Sunshine for the tip, here’s a tribute video to Michael Steep, the victim of the Pine Island drowning.

Take the time to see him through his friend’s eyes as we debate the woden tribute to him.

Michael Steep

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sunshine sunshine 11:23 pm 28 Feb 11

thanks for posting this JB – watching the whole video brought me to tears.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 8:23 am 01 Mar 11

hmmm…..Hoodies, track suits, gang signs, rats tails, under age drinking and a love of flipping the world the bird while hanging out at Woden bus stop.

Not my cup of tea but I guess someone loved him. I’ll save my sympathy for the innocent people of Christchurch and Gladstone.

andym andym 9:09 am 01 Mar 11

Wonder what his BAC was….

KB1971 KB1971 9:31 am 01 Mar 11

To be honest, just leave it you guys.

He didnt do a Mully, he died accidentally & there is no evidence that he was ever in trouble with the law.

Good old BCB Good old BCB 9:49 am 01 Mar 11

Yet he hung out at woden bus stop notorious for violence and abusive teenagers including underage drinking. Coincidence ? mmm probably not. He obviously broke the law by drinking underage. And paid the ultimate price. But everyone who was ‘friends’ with him were drinking underage the same weekend as the week he died. they will never understand

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:52 am 01 Mar 11

shadow boxer said :

hmmm…..Hoodies, track suits, gang signs, rats tails, under age drinking and a love of flipping the world the bird while hanging out at Woden bus stop.

Not my cup of tea but I guess someone loved him. I’ll save my sympathy for the innocent people of Christchurch and Gladstone.

under age drinking? Oh noes the youf of today! Seriously, were you ever young?

Tooks Tooks 10:01 am 01 Mar 11

A couple of those pics – like the underage drinking, the numerous one finger salutes, and what looks like him mocking a homeless guy – should probably have been left out.

ast_6 ast_6 2:03 pm 01 Mar 11

This video was a tribute for Michael, to and from his friends and family. It was not made for any nosy judgement. Michael was a good friend to many and a good person. Whether he wore tracksuits and hoodies or had a rats tail, he or no one else deserves to die under those circumstances. He was not hurting anyone and if he even was drinking alcohol underage, there was no reason for him to die. Not to say other various natural disasters causing death are not tragic or in any way less significant, but how can you rank the life of one above another. Lots of people loved Michael and have lost a friend, cousin, brother or grandson. For those unsympathetic to the heartbreaking loss of life here or the opportunities Michael will now never know, he was loved and will always, always will be.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 2:25 pm 01 Mar 11

ast_6 said :

This video was a tribute for Michael, to and from his friends and family. It was not made for any nosy judgement. Michael was a good friend to many and a good person. Whether he wore tracksuits and hoodies or had a rats tail, he or no one else deserves to die under those circumstances. He was not hurting anyone and if he even was drinking alcohol underage, there was no reason for him to die. Not to say other various natural disasters causing death are not tragic or in any way less significant, but how can you rank the life of one above another. Lots of people loved Michael and have lost a friend, cousin, brother or grandson. For those unsympathetic to the heartbreaking loss of life here or the opportunities Michael will now never know, he was loved and will always, always will be.

I never knew him but amen.

Wharrgarbll Wharrgarbll 2:38 pm 01 Mar 11

ast_6 said :

This video was a tribute for Michael, to and from his friends and family. It was not made for any nosy judgement.

Then why post this “tribute” in public, on Youtube, for absolutely everyone to see, with references to how the deceased “liked to have a drink”, while showing pictures of him drinking and giving the finger?

The largely understood point of a tribute is to focus on a person’s actions that made society a better place. Showing off how he could swallow alcohol from a bottle and offend passersby with his hands do not fall into this criteria.

It would be a much more tasteful and respectful tribute if those parts were removed, something the creator should’ve contemplated before uploading.

johnboy johnboy 2:45 pm 01 Mar 11

Wharrgarbll said :

It would be a much more tasteful and respectful tribute if those parts were removed, something the creator should’ve contemplated before uploading.

I’d guess those were come of the creator’s favourite parts.

ast_6 ast_6 2:48 pm 01 Mar 11

Wharrgarbll said :

ast_6 said :

This video was a tribute for Michael, to and from his friends and family. It was not made for any nosy judgement.

Then why post this “tribute” in public, on Youtube, for absolutely everyone to see, with references to how the deceased “liked to have a drink”, while showing pictures of him drinking and giving the finger?

The largely understood point of a tribute is to focus on a person’s actions that made society a better place. Showing off how he could swallow alcohol from a bottle and offend passersby with his hands do not fall into this criteria.

It would be a much more tasteful and respectful tribute if those parts were removed, something the creator should’ve contemplated before uploading.

In case you haven’t noticed or are unaware, we’re 16 so exscuse us for not making a tribute that is up to your standards.

Wharrgarbll Wharrgarbll 3:12 pm 01 Mar 11

ast_6 said :

In case you haven’t noticed or are unaware, we’re 16 so exscuse us for not making a tribute that is up to your standards.

Well, why not ask someone who could make a respectful tribute? Or why not make this one private and only screen it to the intended audience?

Age isn’t an excuse. There are plenty of intelligent teenagers on this planet. Please don’t demean their efforts and knowledge by saying that you’re incapable of thinking because you’re sixteen.

kaylamayy kaylamayy 3:14 pm 01 Mar 11

Tooks said :

A couple of those pics – like the underage drinking, the numerous one finger salutes, and what looks like him mocking a homeless guy – should probably have been left out.

you never knew michael.
everyone i have known, family, friends even my grandparents all have been there & drunk underaged, smoked, gotten into fights. that is what young people do. i did it before i was legally able to do things. it doesnt matter what he did or where he hung out. these photos are all we have of michael now. this is a beautiful video. everytime i watch it, i cry. please dont judge someone you didnt know just by photos.

gospeedygo gospeedygo 3:21 pm 01 Mar 11

ast_6 said :

Wharrgarbll said :

ast_6 said :

This video was a tribute for Michael, to and from his friends and family. It was not made for any nosy judgement.

Then why post this “tribute” in public, on Youtube, for absolutely everyone to see, with references to how the deceased “liked to have a drink”, while showing pictures of him drinking and giving the finger?

The largely understood point of a tribute is to focus on a person’s actions that made society a better place. Showing off how he could swallow alcohol from a bottle and offend passersby with his hands do not fall into this criteria.

It would be a much more tasteful and respectful tribute if those parts were removed, something the creator should’ve contemplated before uploading.

In case you haven’t noticed or are unaware, we’re 16 so exscuse us for not making a tribute that is up to your standards.

I’m sure there are 16 yr. olds who would uphold similar standards to what whargarbll has presented given the opportunity. Age isn’t as much of an excuse as you make it out to be.

EvanJames EvanJames 3:36 pm 01 Mar 11

ast_6 said :

In case you haven’t noticed or are unaware, we’re 16 so exscuse us for not making a tribute that is up to your standards.

Keep digging.

dundle dundle 3:52 pm 01 Mar 11

kaylamayy said :

everyone i have known, family, friends even my grandparents all have been there & drunk underaged, smoked, gotten into fights. that is what young people do. i did it before i was legally able to do things.

Lol, please speak for yourself…

Tooks Tooks 3:57 pm 01 Mar 11

kaylamayy said :

Tooks said :

A couple of those pics – like the underage drinking, the numerous one finger salutes, and what looks like him mocking a homeless guy – should probably have been left out.

you never knew michael.
everyone i have known, family, friends even my grandparents all have been there & drunk underaged, smoked, gotten into fights. that is what young people do. i did it before i was legally able to do things. it doesnt matter what he did or where he hung out. these photos are all we have of michael now. this is a beautiful video. everytime i watch it, i cry. please dont judge someone you didnt know just by photos.

My point – which you obviously missed – is that showing the PUBLIC such images doesn’t paint him in the best light and perhaps should’ve been kept among friends and family. Just my opinion – don’t spit the dummy because it’s different to yours.

dazzab dazzab 4:10 pm 01 Mar 11

What a lovely tribute to your friend. Thanks for making it and sharing it with us. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I might make a point to come by the bus exchange and see the tribute for myself.

Douche Douche 4:35 pm 01 Mar 11

dazzab said :

What a lovely tribute to your friend. Thanks for making it and sharing it with us. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I might make a point to come by the bus exchange and see the tribute for myself.

Let me know if you want to paint over the wall-I am in!!

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