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Brockett Parsons was a man at the peak of his career—but something was holding him back. It was 2011 and Parsons, as the keyboardist for Lady Gaga's touring band, had played to packed arenas all over the world on the Monster Ball Tour. He was also part of one of the most elaborate stage sets in pop music.
Yet that was the issue. The stage show—dancers, lighting effects, outrageous props and of course Gaga herself—had pushed the visual envelope pretty far.