|"The reason I wear the belly chain is because of me. If you knew who I was, you would understand. It's for me. I'm not doing it to say, 'Hey you.' I'm doing it to say, 'This is me.' And you know what, I'm having fun."
April Astarita, 19, on her way to Platforms nightclub in Ybor City.
Published March 19, 1999
[Times photo: Dirk Shadd]